tomscott wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Same with Porsche I always thought it was internet scaremongering until I bought a car and 2 weeks later had a 12k bill for a rebuild...
Whether something is scaremongering or not is very easy to investigate.
If there are lots of different pictures on the internet of that problem (like there are on these rodbearing shells), then its a problem.
I mean, cross reference that with number pictures of bearingshells on the m54, an engine that is sold probably in tenfold to the s54.
You might find 1 or 2 if you look very hard
It's that difference with similar engines that says it all.
BTW doing rodbearings every 50k miles is only a 2p/mile extra maintenance cost. I think thats very reasonable for driving a sportscar that revs til 8krpm.
I mean if you'd go on a nice holiday trip, say from birmingham to florence italy, and do some driving there, that would only be £60 extra on car maintenance. Thats nothing imho.
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