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      03-08-2018, 07:21 PM   #23
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      03-09-2018, 12:39 AM   #24
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What’s nuts is that the valve stem plus valve cover job is like $15k, but a reman n64 short block is around $4k, so cheaper to replace the darned engine even if you add $5k labor
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      07-14-2018, 12:35 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by AWF10M5 View Post
So the dealer did everything out of goodwill and replaced pretty much of the problem causing issues and you still traded it into carmax for 9k?

YUP - it was time to GO - next repair woul have been ugly

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      07-16-2018, 12:40 PM   #26
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so the story didnt end as I hoped. On my way home the day before I was turning her in to CarMax - got a drivetrain malfunction that would not reset . Couldn't believe it . Limped home, had it flat bedded to dealer next morning.

Turns out spark plugs and coils were toast due the excessive oil burning mentioned in prior post . My SA stepped up yet again- and had all plugs and all but one coil covered by BMWNA. Very pleased and relieved.

Picked her up and very carefully drove home, then next day to CarMax who gave me the same appraisal - PHEW .

Now , she's got about 13K in fresh repairs should be good for a while. Its going straight to CarMax auction , so beware on on lookout depending on your point of view.

Received the Macan GTS a few days before and its a monster. PDK Trans is amazing- super responsive, awesome handling and amazing build quality - SO Far So GREAT .

Heres a couple pics of the new , and 550i welcoming the Macan GTS home
My dealer leased me the Macan while the cayenne was in for repairs... super fun car
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