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Old 08-21-2006, 08:58 AM
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100k mile warranty questions?

Great forum you have here. Hopefully someone can help me. Soon to be an E46 M3 newbie. Found a few '02 SMGs that allegedly are still covered by BMW's 100k mile engine warranty. These M3s have anywhere between 60k to 100k miles. What does this mean?

- Does the 100k mile warranty expire based on x number of years or after the 100k miles are reached?
- Does this cover the transmission?
- Does this mean the crankshaft rod bearing was most likely replaced? How can you verify if this bearing was replaced if there are no service records?
- Are there any other common engine components that may need replacing or you have experienced will need replacing under this warranty?
- Can this 100k warranty be extended beyond the 100k? If so, how much cabbage$$ will this cost me?

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:33 AM
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6yrs from the "In Service Date" or basically the date the car was delivered to the dealer or 100k miles.

It only covers "lubricated" engine parts.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:46 AM
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Thanks. The stealerships are all telling me out to 100k with no expiration date. I called it a fairy tale and will request the warranty in writing.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:55 AM
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:34 PM
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I bought a 2001 with 52K miles last year. Will this warranty cover my engine?
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:56 PM
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These M3s have anywhere between 60k to 100k miles. What does this mean?
- Does the 100k mile warranty expire based on x number of years or after the 100k miles are reached?
- Does this cover the transmission?
- Does this mean the crankshaft rod bearing was most likely replaced? How can you verify if this bearing was replaced if there are no service records?
- Are there any other common engine components that may need replacing or you have experienced will need replacing under this warranty?
- Can this 100k warranty be extended beyond the 100k? If so, how much cabbage$$ will this cost me?

Thanks in advance,
John
I recently bought an 02 cab w/ 22k and my experience have been:

1. 100k warranty has always been based on time, ie 6yrs/100k, 6 yrs from purchased, so most cases 100k doesnt do you any good

2. most cases yes

3. mine also was affected by the recall, I found out by going to a BMW service advisor and just asking to run a service history on the VIN. that will show where it was purchased, what services was done, and what recall is affected and if it was done, thats free btw, and included if you paid for a PPI to a candidate car

4. not sure about that since i recently got mine, but one thing to concentrate on are leaks if I was you.

5. the only worthwhile warranties are BMWs, not sure if they go over 100k, and only original owners can get them. other third parties warranties are availablem but watch them for most are useless scams

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I purchased the extended warentee, after the 4 year origional one. It extended out 2 more years and covers systems and mechanical items for a total of 6 years ( I will not reach the 100K miles, in fact I wont even come close to the 50K on the orgional) The extended warentee from BMW is transferable to a new owner.
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I recently bought an 02 cab w/ 22k and my experience have been...
Thanks for the valuable info. I'm hoping to buy an '02 before the end of the month. Looking at higher mileage lease returns so this 100k warranty should give me a little confidence and "cushion" just in case.

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I purchased the extended warentee, after the 4 year origional one. It extended out 2 more years and covers systems and mechanical items for a total of 6 years ( I will not reach the 100K miles, in fact I wont even come close to the 50K on the orgional) The extended warentee from BMW is transferable to a new owner.
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The 100K engine warranty does NOT cover the tranny. It doesn't even cover the entire engine, JUST oil lubricated engine parts. The coils on some engines are covered by a separate longer term warranty. Oh, and the warranty is NOT in force if the rod bearing service action was not completed.

If the car was a CPO car at some point, or the original owner purchased an extended warranty then the entire rcar is warrantied for 6 years, 100K miles, which ever comes first. If it was not CPOd through a dealer, a second owner can NOT buy the BMW extended warranty, only third party ones, that typically aren't worth the paper they are printed on.

As for the service hsitory, you can take the VIN or key to any BMW dealer and they can print out the vehicle history as to service performed by BMW dealers. So you can find out about the rod bearing service action, as well as other issues.
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The 100K engine warranty does NOT cover the tranny. It doesn't even cover the entire engine, JUST oil lubricated engine parts. .



How about the clutch? Is it covered by the 100,000 Engine Warranty?
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If your clutch is lubricated you have big problems.
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If your clutch is lubricated you have big problems.



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If your clutch is lubricated you have big problems.


No it is NOT covered under the ENGINE warranty. Clutch is not covered under the warranty normally anyway, it MAY be covered under the maintenance agreement.
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