Originally Posted by Weaselboy
I don't buy this at all. BMW has a thriving/vested interest in selling used BMWs. If all these engines were just falling apart after 100k miles, the forums would be jammed with people screaming about it. I can't recall one, single forum post about someone with a worn out BMW engine due to following mfr. change intervals.
I just used 100k miles as an example. Whatever the mileage, I see older BMWs that are down on power or blowing blue smoke. It is difficult to say what caused it. Again, i am not stating it as fact but as conjecture that gives me pause.