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Old 12-08-2013, 06:08 AM
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Blown oil line on new E93 on delivery

How do we explain this except with bad luck, poor material QC and/or poor dealer prep for delivery. 335i with sport.
Got car on day 1 with 17 miles on clock 5 driven by me, raining so just parking in garage after delivery home. Day 2 and 3 driving normally and out of curiosity popping hood and finding oil all over engine.
Drove to dealer left the car and they first suspected loose cap, hello you could see it was not loose. Then when asking 2 days later I did get message that line had blown. Probably small hole that grew in size. Parts on order...

So now car with say 200 miles returned with this, how do I make sure nothing ( like turbos lacking cooling?) has been damaged, that all is cleaned up, also where u cannot see it and so on? I obviously got a faulty car should I get another one as this is not like a new car, to me. Fasteners are now opened not possibly put back etc etc .....

Loved the car for as long as it lasted, don't know if I would trust it now.

Dealer has so far been accomodating so what's next?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:18 AM
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Nothing was injured. No lights, no warnings, and you would have had to had an oil slick all the way into the garage to have deprived anything of lube. It was a pinhole leak and that's why the oil vaporized and went everywhere. I'm surprised you didn't smell it, especially if it got on the exhaust manifold.
It's an easy fix, and they'll clean it up like new when done. No worries. And you are driving a spiffy loaner in the meantime, right?
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:31 AM
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How do we explain this except with bad luck, poor material QC and/or poor dealer prep for delivery. 335i with sport.
Got car on day 1 with 17 miles on clock 5 driven by me, raining so just parking in garage after delivery home. Day 2 and 3 driving normally and out of curiosity popping hood and finding oil all over engine.
Drove to dealer left the car and they first suspected loose cap, hello you could see it was not loose. Then when asking 2 days later I did get message that line had blown. Probably small hole that grew in size. Parts on order...

So now car with say 200 miles returned with this, how do I make sure nothing ( like turbos lacking cooling?) has been damaged, that all is cleaned up, also where u cannot see it and so on? I obviously got a faulty car should I get another one as this is not like a new car, to me. Fasteners are now opened not possibly put back etc etc .....

Loved the car for as long as it lasted, don't know if I would trust it now.

Dealer has so far been accommodating so what's next?

Paranoia strikes deep!

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But, hey, it was luck o'the draw. I'd say hold out for a good will upgrade to M3/4 but it ain't gonna happen - warranty did its thing and you'll be back on the road.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:43 AM
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Not a good way to start are relationship out but I'm sure things will be much smoother here on out once this is resolved.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Nothing was injured. No lights, no warnings, and you would have had to had an oil slick all the way into the garage to have deprived anything of lube. It was a pinhole leak and that's why the oil vaporized and went everywhere. I'm surprised you didn't smell it, especially if it got on the exhaust manifold.
It's an easy fix, and they'll clean it up like new when done. No worries. And you are driving a spiffy loaner in the meantime, right?
+1. Just make sure the engine compartment was detailed before you accept the car from the dealership.

Personally, I would be more worried about top leaks.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:17 PM
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Bad luck.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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Bad luck.
Yup. BMW probably works to a 99.97% quality level. The OP got one of the three in 10,000 with a serious problem.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:58 PM
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Sounds right. No smell but oil everywhere and I am going to check the clean up also under the car.
Loaner was first a 328 base not very impressive but got an upgrade to 750 when visiting them again. A great car compared also to my own older 750.

Thx for the support.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:42 PM
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Yup. BMW probably works to a 99.97% quality level. The OP got one of the three in 10,000 with a serious problem.
Hopefully the oil line is the only problem the OP experiences. My ex-E93 was most certainly one of the three in 10,000, but it had multiple serious problems. It qualified for lemon law treatment under the 4 failed repair attempts and more than 30 days total time in the shop rules.
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About half of us here may have gotten one of the three in 10,000 with a serious problem!

I wouldn't worry about the long term effects though. The oil return line O ring on my Volvo's turbo fails with some regularity, and the car has over 200k on the odometer. The way I can tell it's leaking is by the smell, and it makes a big mess without lowering the oil level significantly.

Ask the BMW dealer to make it up to you with some free stuff. Maybe some winter floor mats and a trunk mat.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:22 AM
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Hopefully the oil line is the only problem the OP experiences. My ex-E93 was most certainly one of the three in 10,000, but it had multiple serious problems. It qualified for lemon law treatment under the 4 failed repair attempts and more than 30 days total time in the shop rules.
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About half of us here may have gotten one of the three in 10,000 with a serious problem!

I wouldn't worry about the long term effects though. The oil return line O ring on my Volvo's turbo fails with some regularity, and the car has over 200k on the odometer. The way I can tell it's leaking is by the smell, and it makes a big mess without lowering the oil level significantly.

Ask the BMW dealer to make it up to you with some free stuff. Maybe some winter floor mats and a trunk mat.
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so far so good, got message car is fixed, Oil line coupler from cooler failed, cleaned in shop sent to detailing for further cleaning.
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Hypothetical question for the group based loosely on the OP's facts:

You buy a brand new 335i from a dealer. On the way home a fuel injector sticks in the open position and fills the cylinder with gas causing the engine to hydraulic and fail catastrophically. Car needs new motor with 110 miles on the ticker. Dealer offers new engine and a spiffy loaner while you wait. ETA is about 28 days total on the repair. What do you enthusiasts want in this situation?
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Hypothetical question for the group based loosely on the OP's facts:

You buy a brand new 335i from a dealer. On the way home a fuel injector sticks in the open position and fills the cylinder with gas causing the engine to hydraulic and fail catastrophically. Car needs new motor with 110 miles on the ticker. Dealer offers new engine and a spiffy loaner while you wait. ETA is about 28 days total on the repair. What do you enthusiasts want in this situation?
Call BMW NA and ask for an exchange on your car?
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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Hypothetical question for the group based loosely on the OP's facts:

You buy a brand new 335i from a dealer. On the way home a fuel injector sticks in the open position and fills the cylinder with gas causing the engine to hydraulic and fail catastrophically. Car needs new motor with 110 miles on the ticker. Dealer offers new engine and a spiffy loaner while you wait. ETA is about 28 days total on the repair. What do you enthusiasts want in this situation?
I would demand a new car.
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