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    S65 Issues- What are they

    Ive heard of Rod/main bearings going bad. is there a recall for it? Does one have to pay out of pocket to get updated if one has an 07/08 model?

    What are some other known defects with it?

    Much appreciated

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    That it didnt come with the GTS 4.4 s65. Click here to enlarge. On a side note, the engine must be great and reliable, since I never hear s65 owners complaining about problems with their car, unlike the N54.

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    There really isn't anything other than early valve spring issues which have been fixed as well as the bearings.

    Enjoy the best motor BMW makes Click here to enlarge

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    what about the bearings though? is that a recall or do i need to pay out of pocket to get updated?

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    It is truly and amazing motor. The thoughts of me getting one still lurk in my mind, even though in a couple of years I know I could probably get something way more powerful and mod friendly (such as the GT500, or a C63). The noise the S65 makes is just unbeatable IMO, sounds like an italian super car.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    what about the bearings though? is that a recall or do i need to pay out of pocket to get updated?
    I believe those were changed, you are fine.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    It is truly and amazing motor. The thoughts of me getting one still lurk in my mind, even though in a couple of years I know I could probably get something way more powerful and mod friendly (such as the GT500, or a C63). The noise the S65 makes is just unbeatable IMO, sounds like an italian super car.
    If I could do it over again I would build my own GTS.

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    not enough tuning options or diy-ability for my liking

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I believe those were changed, you are fine.
    but the one im about to get is 08 which is why im asking

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    but the one im about to get is 08 which is why im asking
    Well then you need to check with the dealer.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    not enough tuning options or diy-ability for my liking
    Plenty of tuning options, what are you talking about?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well then you need to check with the dealer.
    just did
    looks like the idle valve was replaced.

    looks like program control units was never done though. any idea what that is?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    looks like program control units was never done though. any idea what that is?
    No idea, sounds like a programming update.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    No idea, sounds like a programming update.
    indeed it is.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Plenty of tuning options, what are you talking about?
    where can i get a custom tune in the states? apex?

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    12000 miles on my car, beat the living $#@! out of it like i stole it every day never had a single hiccup or issue!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    where can i get a custom tune in the states? apex?
    Apex, OE Tuning, Evolve can do it as well.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
    12000 miles on my car, beat the living $#@! out of it like i stole it every day never had a single hiccup or issue!
    youve had the car for whaty, a year? thats all the miles you put on it? you dont count Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    youve had the car for whaty, a year? thats all the miles you put on it? you dont count Click here to enlarge
    12k is nothing. How many miles do you put on your 335i each year? Whats its mileage now?

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    Has no relevance to the S65 discussion, but the 08 idrive blows.

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    only problem once you get boost you'll forgot about everything else.
    F10 M5 : ??????
    E90 M3: 11.2 126.7 with a 1.8 60ft Street Tires, Stock Interior,DSC on

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
    only problem once you get boost you'll forgot about everything else.
    Heard you did well at the track, when are you posting results?

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    coming from your car youll be EXTREMELY disappointed in the power unless the S65 is blown

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
    unless the S65 is blown
    That is the whole idea.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Has no relevance to the S65 discussion, but the 08 idrive blows.
    . LOL, I KNOW, that's the sms ei have now, and why I wanted the 09's, but they were.sold by the time I found them

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