[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
bmw in the brown and smelly
In message <c=NZ%a=_%p=CLANDNZ%l=CLWLG01-980309023810Zfirstname.lastname@example.org> David Eaton writes:
> BMW said that from this month all problems would be
> overcome because the nickel-based liner on the engine bores
> would be replaced by steel. It denied that any customer with a
> legitimate grievance had been unfairly treated.
Actually "alloy blocks with nickel-plated bores will be replaced with blocks
with steel-sleeved bores". I don't know whether the Sunday Times or BMW
was being disingenuous.
The people to worry about are those who buy such a car when it's _out_ of
warranty. This will _not_ help BMWs resale values.
This seems to be very much a known problem amongst BMWers in the USA.
UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club