In some models of BMWs, rod bearings are known to have issue. Others may just need checked on regularly to ensure they don’t become an issue down the road. Euromotive has the trained experts that can handle all kinds of BMW services, from rod bearing inspection and replacement to major engine overhauls, and more.
Call us to discuss your engine repairs when you’ve got performance concerns or want to avoid serious issues down the line. We can often perform an oil analysis and identify issues before they become huge problems.
BMW and our technicians will recommend replacing the original BMW rod bearings after 60,000 to 80,000 miles. This is a general rule of thumb, of course, and older vehicles will require more frequent inspections and changes. Although BMW is all about performance and quality, the rod bearings are known to need frequent service and attention.
The good news is that if you pay that attention in the form of routine maintenance and BMW rod bearing services, you’ll spend less money and time on major repairs. An oil analysis will allow our technicians to inspect your oil and the engine system and see if it appears to be failing in any way or showing symptoms of a rod bearing failure. However, the only real way to diagnose and correct the problem with 100% certainty is to disassemble the engine.
If the rod bearing failure occurs while you are driving, you will not be able to drive. Doing so could damage the engine severely, and depending on how the failure happened, the engine might not be operable or drivable until the issue is fixed. Fortunately, you aren’t alone because the team at Euromotive is available. Just bring your car to us (tow it if it isn’t safe to drive) and let us handle the issue.
Essentially, we’ll need to replace the rod bearings with more durable parts that offer better clearance and don’t cause excessive grinding and wear over time. Of course, that’s only after diagnosing the problem and taking the time to make sure that we figure out exactly what’s going wrong.
One thing is certain: if your rod bearings fail, you don’t need to panic. Our trained BMW technicians have the skills and tools to get your BMW back on the road in no time and give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
You should always consider replacement as a part of maintenance for the best result and to reduce the risk of serious damage to your engine. BMW has recommendations for each model based on its specific trim and model year, but the best thing that you can do is work with a BMW specialty shop like ours that will keep an eye on your rod bearings to save you the headaches. Plus, we can serve the greater Fort Lauderdale area, including Miami and other areas, so call us at (954) 944-2779 to schedule your appointment now.
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