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      09-17-2021, 11:53 PM   #1
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Pulling the engine

I've got a 2012 X6M with 125,000 miles.

Threw the dreaded 30BD requiring DME replacement. Figuring that a bad fuel injector was the culprit, I've begun the repair of replacing all of the coils and fuel injectors. Getting these injectors out is a true PIA.

Here's where the meat of the story goes.

My car is worth maybe $12,000 at trade and $15,000 private sale running. I'll be looking at turbos and valve stems in the unknown future. I love the truck and if replaced would get another one, just newer.

My friend is a BMW technician and has offered to take the car to the shop and as a side job, pull the engine and replace every gasket and seal. Replace the turbos and valve stem seals. I've already done all of the oil cooling lines. Bascically make this engine ready for another 100,000 miles. Probably in the $8,000 range.

So, is it worth another $8k (I've just spent $1k on the new dme and $2700 on inectors and coils) on a $15,000 car. Or just get it running and see when it dies.

I would probably get DPs while the engine is out.

Thoughts???
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      09-30-2021, 10:56 PM   #2
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i guess it depends on if you want to keep it for another 5-8 years..... my 2010 x6m with 85k i am losing my mind in spending money on it, and like you said, is it worth it.

i plan to keep mine for 5 years at least or until i blow it up again.
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In this case, the numbers indicate that you had better sell the car and buy a newer model.
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      10-20-2021, 03:39 PM   #4
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definitely do the downpipes only if your state doesn't require emissions inspection or rock out without a sticker (or buy one).

i found o2 extenders with mini cats on it from fabspeed.com (very exciting)
https://www.fabspeed.com/fabspeed-un...nverters-pair/

ill probably get DP, these o2 extenders and their exhaust system once im closer to re-assembling the engine in a few months.


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I've got a 2012 X6M with 125,000 miles.

Threw the dreaded 30BD requiring DME replacement. Figuring that a bad fuel injector was the culprit, I've begun the repair of replacing all of the coils and fuel injectors. Getting these injectors out is a true PIA.

Here's where the meat of the story goes.

My car is worth maybe $12,000 at trade and $15,000 private sale running. I'll be looking at turbos and valve stems in the unknown future. I love the truck and if replaced would get another one, just newer.

My friend is a BMW technician and has offered to take the car to the shop and as a side job, pull the engine and replace every gasket and seal. Replace the turbos and valve stem seals. I've already done all of the oil cooling lines. Bascically make this engine ready for another 100,000 miles. Probably in the $8,000 range.

So, is it worth another $8k (I've just spent $1k on the new dme and $2700 on inectors and coils) on a $15,000 car. Or just get it running and see when it dies.

I would probably get DPs while the engine is out.

Thoughts???
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      10-22-2021, 09:55 AM   #5
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for me, this is my equivalent to the corvette that sits in the garage and goes out on a weekend. i have the truck already, and ISTA. To start over with a new platform from scratch, like a vette, eh, idk. maybe an older m3 v8 n/a but do like the drive of the SUV (SAV)

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In this case, the numbers indicate that you had better sell the car and buy a newer model.
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I’m averaging about 9k a year keeping my x5m running. I’m ready to move on. It’s always broken, even just sitting in storage it breaks lol.

Its not as bad as my ford though.
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definitely do the downpipes only if your state doesn't require emissions inspection or rock out without a sticker (or buy one).

i found o2 extenders with mini cats on it from fabspeed.com (very exciting)
https://www.fabspeed.com/fabspeed-un...nverters-pair/

ill probably get DP, these o2 extenders and their exhaust system once im closer to re-assembling the engine in a few months.


Let me know how those fab ones work ..I've tried everything else even electronic ones and they didn't work.
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I've got a 2012 X6M with 125,000 miles.

Threw the dreaded 30BD requiring DME replacement. Figuring that a bad fuel injector was the culprit, I've begun the repair of replacing all of the coils and fuel injectors. Getting these injectors out is a true PIA.

Here's where the meat of the story goes.

My car is worth maybe $12,000 at trade and $15,000 private sale running. I'll be looking at turbos and valve stems in the unknown future. I love the truck and if replaced would get another one, just newer.

My friend is a BMW technician and has offered to take the car to the shop and as a side job, pull the engine and replace every gasket and seal. Replace the turbos and valve stem seals. I've already done all of the oil cooling lines. Bascically make this engine ready for another 100,000 miles. Probably in the $8,000 range.

So, is it worth another $8k (I've just spent $1k on the new dme and $2700 on inectors and coils) on a $15,000 car. Or just get it running and see when it dies.

I would probably get DPs while the engine is out.

Thoughts???
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Originally Posted by ideliver View Post
I've got a 2012 X6M with 125,000 miles.

Threw the dreaded 30BD requiring DME replacement. Figuring that a bad fuel injector was the culprit, I've begun the repair of replacing all of the coils and fuel injectors. Getting these injectors out is a true PIA.

Here's where the meat of the story goes.

My car is worth maybe $12,000 at trade and $15,000 private sale running. I'll be looking at turbos and valve stems in the unknown future. I love the truck and if replaced would get another one, just newer.

My friend is a BMW technician and has offered to take the car to the shop and as a side job, pull the engine and replace every gasket and seal. Replace the turbos and valve stem seals. I've already done all of the oil cooling lines. Bascically make this engine ready for another 100,000 miles. Probably in the $8,000 range.

So, is it worth another $8k (I've just spent $1k on the new dme and $2700 on inectors and coils) on a $15,000 car. Or just get it running and see when it dies.

I would probably get DPs while the engine is out.

Thoughts???
Do you have Full coverage insu ????
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I've got a 2012 X6M with 125,000 miles.

Threw the dreaded 30BD requiring DME replacement. Figuring that a bad fuel injector was the culprit, I've begun the repair of replacing all of the coils and fuel injectors. Getting these injectors out is a true PIA.

Here's where the meat of the story goes.

My car is worth maybe $12,000 at trade and $15,000 private sale running. I'll be looking at turbos and valve stems in the unknown future. I love the truck and if replaced would get another one, just newer.

My friend is a BMW technician and has offered to take the car to the shop and as a side job, pull the engine and replace every gasket and seal. Replace the turbos and valve stem seals. I've already done all of the oil cooling lines. Bascically make this engine ready for another 100,000 miles. Probably in the $8,000 range.

So, is it worth another $8k (I've just spent $1k on the new dme and $2700 on inectors and coils) on a $15,000 car. Or just get it running and see when it dies.

I would probably get DPs while the engine is out.

Thoughts???
You should have gotten another model
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