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      02-28-2019, 04:02 PM   #45
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Update: Given that my car was built in late 2014 and it's been out of warranty coverage since 2016, BMW has agreed to cover 80% of the total cost of the pieces and 20% of labor. How they came to these percentages I have no idea and it's really not fair that they only cover so much that I still have to pay around 700 euros for the repair. It's like their purpose is for me to pay just as much as the pieces would cost them to make so we are all even.

The fact that my car has mechanical damage because of bad factory design is a totally different aspect they will not discuss. Because reasons.

Just a heads up.
So what is the cost breakdown of parts and labor?

Is there a list of parts that will be replaced?

20% of parts and 80% of labor@700 euros sucks but can be a lot worse than that.
My car is still at the BMW Dealership. They didn't give me a detailed explanation regarding the costs, only an evaluation of the total amount. I'm pretty sure I got robbed but, given the fact that my father in law owns a respectable auto repair shop and even he gave me a quotation of over €1500 for the parts alone, not adding a cent over what he buys the parts for and not even adding anything for labor, I'm pretty satisfied with the €700 total I got from BMW. The oil pump costs roughly €500 brand new.

Lesson learned. I ain't buying a single BMW without extended warranty and third party warranty after that. Stuff eventually breaks and the repair bill ain't negligible.
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      02-28-2019, 07:23 PM   #46
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Good thing you didn't give up with the dealer.
OP's car was manufactured in September 2014 so I think it's reasonable to say that the timing chain affects pretty much affects all years up to 2015 because I've seen some posts saying some 2014 are safe.
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      02-28-2019, 08:41 PM   #47
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It baffles my mind to think that BMW Service would say it's in perfect shape if it clearly isn't so.
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      02-28-2019, 10:04 PM   #48
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Good thing you didn't give up with the dealer.
OP's car was manufactured in September 2014 so I think it's reasonable to say that the timing chain affects pretty much affects all years up to 2015 because I've seen some posts saying some 2014 are safe.
The ELW cutoff is 2/2015, so BMW says N20/N26 produced 3/2015 and after are OK.
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      03-13-2019, 09:31 AM   #49
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I can finally say that after 1 whole year of re checking everything my car is fixed.

Of course they had to replace the entire timing chain kit, which would have costed me north of $4,000. They eventually charged me for a total of $700.

I'm happy my car growls like it did before and not whine like it did all last year.
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Timing chain and also possible oil pump drive chain
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This really angers me, wish there was a way to punish dealers who cannot diagnose a known problem for which BMW has issued an extended Warranty.
Every time this happens the owner should get cash towards a new equivalent BMW and this cost is shared by the dealer and BMW. Right now there is no punishment for this type of shoddy diagnosis and therefore no incentive to do it right. Cash to the customer, because they may not want another BMW. Make businesses accountable.
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