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View Poll Results: Is your car better, same or worse after N63 maintenance has been performed?
Better 13 34.21%
Same 20 52.63%
Worse 5 13.16%
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:52 AM
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N63 Recall RESULTS - VOTE HERE

This is a thread about about how the cars are operating AFTER the maintenance has been performed.

Please vote and provide more details in the thread.

1) Better
2) Same
3) Worse
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:44 AM
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Same.

My car was running fine before the campaign, and is the same since the work was performed. My injectors were changed a couple of months ago, but even before that, it ran fine.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:47 AM
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My car has never ran better since I got it back after the campaign.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:04 AM
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My car had difficulty starting (when cold) and occasionally missed/hesitated before the recall. Exactly the same issues after. They did NOT replace my injectors or timing chain. Wondering why they did not at least change the injectors??
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:59 AM
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I've had my car a few months and brought the mileage from 12K to 17K. MPG has hovered around 16 but noticed after the recall I'm getting above 20. I saw others report 20+ but couldn't figure it out. I suspect it was the injectors and/or software.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:19 PM
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Just got a call from my SA....Another week as the parts didn't come in yet....starting my 3rd week.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:16 AM
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Just got a call from my SA....Another week as the parts didn't come in yet....starting my 3rd week.
Just enjoy the loaner
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:42 AM
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How bout this Poll:

- keeping your F10 after the N63 recall?
- dumping your F10 after the recall because you have no faith with this engine?
- you've sold your F10 since the campaign started?
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:55 AM
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How bout this Poll:

- keeping your F10 after the N63 recall?
- dumping your F10 after the recall because you have no faith with this engine?
- you've sold your F10 since the campaign started?
I choose "B" (dumping your F10 after the recall because you have no faith with this engine).
My F10 is scheduled to go in for the recall on Feb. 5, but I have been actively exploring selling / trading my F10 for another car based on this recall and how BMW is handling it in addition to the previous mechanical problems I've experienced with my F10.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:00 PM
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How bout this Poll:

- keeping your F10 after the N63 recall?
- dumping your F10 after the recall because you have no faith with this engine?
- you've sold your F10 since the campaign started?
I was going to go with B, but some things got lined up nicely, i.e. selling my car and finding another for a good price, so I went with C.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:51 AM
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Took my car in with 23K miles. Never an issue with DTM , bit did have turbo seals replaced 4 months ago due to leaking coolant. Had everything replaced excluding the timing chain as part of the program. Car runs fine and feels the same but MPG has increased about 2MPG.

I've thought about replacing but my CPO goes until 9/16 so will hold at least until summer to see what I will do. I liked the 550 as it provided a reasonable compromise between performance and practicality. If I get rid of it I'll probably go back to a dual car setup, staying German with one (911) and likely go Japanese with the other (large sedan or SUV)

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Old 02-01-2015, 07:57 AM
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Mine is worse, I had mine done a few weeks ago. Only a few parts were replaced since much of the work had been done at other service visits. Went in running ok, came out of the shop and two days later I had a drive train malfunction pop up. Fuel mileage also go worse, which really does not make much sense to me, would have thought it would at least the same. Note that fuel injectors were not replaced under the campaign.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:52 AM
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Dump!!!
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:11 AM
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How bout this Poll:

- keeping your F10 after the N63 recall?
- dumping your F10 after the recall because you have no faith with this engine?
- you've sold your F10 since the campaign started?

SA called me that car is repaired. Told him I won't be picking it up. Took advantage of pull ahead program, waiting for car to go into production...long wait...but great timing
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:34 AM
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I just got my car back from having the SIB 11 06 14 Customer Care Package. I really couldn't thoroughly road test it due to poor road conditions, (serious pot holes and black ice), but my initial thoughts are that it seems to idle very smoothly and response seems sharper. Once conditions are better I'll give her a good flogging and see what I really think.

This is what was changed under the CCP:
2 x 13-62--8-645-877 HOT FILM AIR MASS METER
2 X 13-71-8-646-450 GASKET
2 X 17-51-7-585-577 CLAMP
1 X 11-15-8-645-237 CONNECTING LINE
1 X 11-15-8-645-238 VENT PIPE
1 X 11-15-8-645-239 CONNECTING LINE
1 X 11-15-8-645-240 VENT PIPE
1 X 11-66-8-649-747 VACUUM PUMP
1 X 13-53-8-649-966 FUEL FEED LINE

Timing chain checked out ok, as did injectors since they were changed last year.

They also put on brand new front rotors and brake pads due to warped rotors.

All 4 rims were straitened under my wheel and tire protection plan.

Battery was found to be defective so was replaced with higher Amperage battery:

1 x 61-21-2-353-814 EP BATTERY 105AH

Oil, plugs, antifreeze and windshield washer fluid all changed

Oil service changed to 9k miles

Electric auxilary cooling pump was found to be defective and draining the battery so was also changed:

1 X 11-51-7-629-916 AUXILIARY WATER PUMP
1 X 11-15-1-726-339 HOSE CLAMP
1 X 82-14-2-209-769 ANTIFREEZE

Downside - my coding was wiped, I'll have to have it done again by Octopump

No gift, but I called, they're going to correct that situation

In the notes one of my tires was found to have a bubble but wasn't replaced, they are now putting that through my tire and wheel coverage for a new tire.

Car was washed and vacuumed clean.

Overall I feel good and confident about the car, the dealership did it's due diligence and were good about getting it all right.

I'm soooooo very happy to have my baby back and to be out of the weak 328 GT. Yay torque!!
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:22 AM
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Hi guys,

Please forgive my ignorance. Does this recall only affect certain years for N63 engine?

The reason I am asking is that I currently have a 2011 535ix. I want to upgrade to a 550ix for the performance bump but, if there are problems with the engine, I might hold off.

What years of the N63 engine are affected by the recall?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:30 AM
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hi guys,

please forgive my ignorance. Does this recall only affect certain years for n63 engine?

The reason i am asking is that i currently have a 2011 535ix. I want to upgrade to a 550ix for the performance bump but, if there are problems with the engine, i might hold off.

What years of the n63 engine are affected by the recall?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
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Get a 2014 or newer one and you're good. The TU updates supposedly fixed these issues.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:10 AM
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Get a 2014 or newer one and you're good. The TU updates supposedly fixed these issues.
Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:02 AM
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Another Drive Train Malfunction warning yesterday. AFTER the recall work. They did NOT replace my index 11 injectors. Looks like it will be going back AGAIN.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:50 AM
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How do we know if they were replaced with the newest type inj? They didnt change any for the CCP, but have changed some in the past.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
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How do we know if they were replaced with the newest type inj? They didnt change any for the CCP, but have changed some in the past.
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Only people with index 10 or below injectors got replacements to the brand new index 13 injectors. Owners who have previous experienced the DTM error will most likely have had their original index 9 injectors changed to the newer index 11. If you had index 11 injectors before the N63 CCP, then they will not change them to the index 13 unless you get another DTM error after the CCP. It is looking more likely that the index 11 injectors are going to fail as well after the recent reports. I had a set of index 11 injectors fail before the CCP was announced and it was replaced again with the same index 11 part. These issues just doesn't look good for BMW.
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This is a thread about about how the cars are operating AFTER the maintenance has been performed.



Please vote and provide more details in the thread.



1) Better

2) Same

3) Worse

I picked up my 2011 550 today after the CCP work was completed. BMW of Santa Maria handled the work and treated me extremely well. The car runs much better after the work than it did for the few months prior. Had been experiencing rough idle and infamous DTM. It is smooth and powerful again - man did I miss that! Very satisfied with how my dealership and SA handled this for and with me. Keeping the car and keeping the relationship with SA for as long as possible.
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this **** is like PTSD for the HPFP when i had a 335 in 2009
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this **** is like PTSD for the HPFP when i had a 335 in 2009
But this isn't a "recall" remember...
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