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Old 03-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
1st Gear Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Regina
Posts: 6
Update on my X5. Took the vehicle to the shop and they took the motor apart. The chain snapped in two places on the driver side. The plastic timing chain guides crumbled in pieces. They removed the heads and 4 out of the 8 cylinders were shot. I then bought a motor for $3000 + $1400 labour, $280 for new water pump, belts + 250.00 for shop supplies & fluids + $130 for oil pan heater. Over $5000.00 what a costly one. My worries is that it will happen again. What other regular maintnance should I do to prevent this from happening? I was told that its common for those plastic guide rails crumbles apart and you will never know cause its all internal. The best way to see is to drop the oil pan to see if theres any plastic pieces in there.
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