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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-20-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By fleetwood530i
Have you read about the catastrophic engine...

Have you read about the catastrophic engine failures with N20 engines? Has to do with timing chain and accessory chain failures.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By fleetwood530i
Brake light housing

Passenger brake light failed on my 2012 535i xDrive. Anyone have any experience with aftermarket replacements?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-12-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,041
Posted By fleetwood530i
Please contact attorney Joe Santoli, he is...

Please contact attorney Joe Santoli, he is starting a class action suit on this serious problem with the N20 engine.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,041
Posted By fleetwood530i
I thought I should share this with readers of...

I thought I should share this with readers of this topic. I was told by BMW NA that for all intents and purposes that when I p*ss in the wind and can stay dry they might consider standing behind the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-30-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By fleetwood530i
The problem I had was with the timing chain. The...

The problem I had was with the timing chain. The turbos were not an issue. It doesn't seem that BMW is going to stand behind the N20 engine. I should have bought a MB or Porsche...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-22-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By fleetwood530i
Apparently N20 timing chain issues are not...

Apparently N20 timing chain issues are not uncommon...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-22-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,041
Posted By fleetwood530i
Curious if you have found anything more about...

Curious if you have found anything more about this issue..:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-16-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By fleetwood530i
Thank you for the link! I'll read everything...

Thank you for the link! I'll read everything today!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-15-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By fleetwood530i
N20 timing chain

Has anyone had any problems or failures due to the timing chain in their N20 engine?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-15-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By fleetwood530i
You may want to read the post '528i N20 timing...

You may want to read the post '528i N20 timing chain...'
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-13-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,041
Posted By fleetwood530i
Yes, BMW is showing that they don't want to...

Yes, BMW is showing that they don't want to accept responsibility for a flaw in material choice in the N20 engine!!! Please see my other reply.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-13-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,041
Posted By fleetwood530i
My 2012 528i seized up with only80k miles on...

My 2012 528i seized up with only80k miles on Memorial Day 2016. The dealership is claiming moisture contamination of the oil caused it to seize. I had previously (7 months prior to the engine...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-08-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By fleetwood530i
N20 recall

There is a N63 recall apparently. Anyone hear of a recall for the N20 on the works? My N20 seized at 80k miles !!! Long story short, BMW says moisture in oil, I say timing chain failure. They refused...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 37,509
Posted By fleetwood530i
Just want to add my 2012 528i xdrive with N20...

Just want to add my 2012 528i xdrive with N20 engine to the list of FAILED engines. BMW dealership trying to blame it on contaminated oil, but drained and disposed of oil without testing it. They...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-01-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By fleetwood530i
Thanks for the encouragement. I thought it...

Thanks for the encouragement. I thought it strange that they would drain All the oil without testing and blame the failure on the oil.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By fleetwood530i
No, I did not ignore any oil change warnings. I...

No, I did not ignore any oil change warnings. I also checked the oil lvl every 7-10 days to make sure it was always filled properly.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By fleetwood530i
They did not say which bearings. I assumed they...

They did not say which bearings. I assumed they meant the crankshaft bearings. Any thoughts?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By fleetwood530i
The oil filter housing did fail about 7 months...

The oil filter housing did fail about 7 months prior to the engine seizing. It was replaced with the upgraded all metal housing. There was no evidence of any moisture in the oil at that time or at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By fleetwood530i
Could the engine seize without the chain actually...

Could the engine seize without the chain actually breaking? Is it possible that it came off of the gears if the chain tensioners failed?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-16-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By fleetwood530i
I took it directly to the dealer after it seized....

I took it directly to the dealer after it seized. So my question is why did the dealer drain and dispose of the oil without having it analyzed? They also did not even look at the timing chain!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-13-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By fleetwood530i
I see that BMW is replacing/refurbishing the N63...

I see that BMW is replacing/refurbishing the N63 engine for various issues including timing chain failure. Maybe there is hope for owners with N20 engines if enough of us speak up.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-13-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By fleetwood530i
N20 engine failure

The engine on my 2012 528i xDrive seized at 80k miles with no warning. I'm thinking timing chain failure. BMW is claiming moisture contamination of oil. Absolutely NO evidence of moisture in the oil....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-13-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By fleetwood530i
I have a 2012 528 xdrive also. Mine had 80k miles...

I have a 2012 528 xdrive also. Mine had 80k miles on it and the engine seized. I believe the timing chain tensioners failed. BMW is claiming moisture contamination of the oil lead to the bearings...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-13-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By fleetwood530i
I believe the timing chain tensioners in my 2012...

I believe the timing chain tensioners in my 2012 528 xdrive failed and led to the engine seizing at 80k miles. BMW claims it is moisture contamination in the oil that caused bearings to seize. There...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-13-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,067
Posted By fleetwood530i
Just got off the phone with BMW NA customer...

Just got off the phone with BMW NA customer support. The N20 motor on my 2012 528 xdrive seized Memorial Day 2016. Long story short, BMW is claiming that moisture contamination (unfounded!) in the...
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