This is a 63,000 mile, dealer-serviced 2012 528i. It’s suffered failed timing chain guides and a completely worn out crank gear. And BMW doesn’t care. This is similar to what the R56 Mini Coopers do to their chain guides, by the way.
Our conversations with the local dealers indicate that they’re putting new engines in these cars left and right, but we’ve been stuck with an extended warranty company trying to resurrect this one. It’s the first one we’ve seen, but it’s sure to be one of many moving forward so we’ve bought all the necessary special tools.
4 year old BMWs! New engines! Why do people accept this shit? I’ve said it before, this is why I believe BMW has lost its way. People bitch about the model lineup, but things like this are the real problem.