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      10-24-2019, 07:26 AM   #1
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Recall on some B48 and B46 engines for bearing issue

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This document is circulating on German social media. In short it is calling for a delivery halt on various B48 engine cars due to a faulty engine part that could cause the engine to fail.

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The bearing of the balancer shaft in the engine may not be robust enough. Effects This can lead to premature bearing wear and possible engine damage. The engine may go out while driving. Affected vehicles According to vehicle selection Measure Engine Replacement Procedure as described in Repair Instructions RA 11 00 050 Removing and installing engine.

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      10-24-2019, 03:25 PM   #2
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This circulates on German fora. In short: a delivery halt on various B48 cars due to faulty parts that can lead to engine failure. Engines will be replaced. No more info yet.
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      10-24-2019, 03:34 PM   #3
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The bearing of the balancer shaft in the engine may not be robust enough. Effects This can lead to premature bearing wear and possible engine damage. The engine may go out while driving. Affected vehicles According to vehicle selection Measure Engine Replacement Procedure as described in Repair Instructions RA 11 00 050 Removing and installing engine.
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Does anybody know if this is for all listed cars, or some of them? I'm expecting G20 delivery in the next few days.
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Does anybody know if this is for all listed cars, or some of them? I'm expecting G20 delivery in the next few days.
Not all vehicles. If affected you will be notified.
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Very unfortunate, however, at least they are doing a recall. Wish they would do the same for the N20 timing chain/guides as well
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I went to my Croatian dealer today, they checked the car key. I have one software update that needs to be carried out but nothing for the engine. And if something comes up, they'll let me know. 330i, 1/2019.
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Very unfortunate, however, at least they are doing a recall. Wish they would do the same for the N20 timing chain/guides as well
They increased the warranty length for timing guides/chain, my X1 has been increased to 7y/125k according to my dealer
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WOW! You mean BMW is really doing a recall on this? What about the previous bearing issues in e46 M3s and E9X S65 engines from back in the day?
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      10-25-2019, 01:53 PM   #12
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This document is circulating on German social media. In short it is calling for a delivery halt on various B48 engine cars due to a faulty engine part that could cause the engine to fail.

No further info yet.

Google translate :

The bearing of the balancer shaft in the engine may not be robust enough. Effects This can lead to premature bearing wear and possible engine damage. The engine may go out while driving. Affected vehicles According to vehicle selection Measure Engine Replacement Procedure as described in Repair Instructions RA 11 00 050 Removing and installing engine.

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I wonder if the F series with the B46/48 engines are affected as well.
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      10-25-2019, 01:55 PM   #13
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Yet still no recall for S65's.
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My mom owns a nov 2018 build G01 X3 with a 20i engine (B48) so I'm wondering if it's affected....
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Do you guys know if the B46 engine will be affected also?
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Do you guys know if the B46 engine will be affected also?
if you look at the notice...yes. At least some B46 engines.
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Does BMW manufacturer this part or some other supplier?
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What a joke, after all theses years, BMW still hasn't master the rod bearings issue, sad!
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What a joke, after all theses years, BMW still hasn't master the rod bearings issue, sad!
This isn't the rod bearings...
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WOW! You mean BMW is really doing a recall on this? What about the previous bearing issues in e46 M3s and E9X S65 engines from back in the day?
Sheesh man if the s65 had a bearing recall and proper fix it'd bulletproof
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Bearing issues on a regular 3er now? Ok now I don't have to be worried about getting an e90 M3 if this stuff is just par for the course now
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What a joke, after all theses years, BMW still hasn't master the rod bearings issue, sad!
AMG time!
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