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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Blown Engine Warranty Inquiry

my 2018 engine blew on the way home from work today. It has less than 4k miles. Does anyone have experience with manufacturer warranty in the past? Is it a big deal to get it covered under warranty? The electronics are stock and I rarely wheelie'd the bike for long periods of time other than the normal power punch exiting a long sweeping turn.


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I don't know for sure - I imagine it would be hard for them to prove that you were at fault if the bike is still in warranty less than three years since purchase (should be). If you have any exhaust/power upgrades I would swap back to stock before you bring it back in if you can. If you search there have been some horror stories of dealers denying claims for some really shady reasons. The shop i purchased from "promised" that if I put on a full exhaust or fuel manager it wouldn't drop the warranty - but I would still swap back to stock before bringing it in.
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What mods do you have on the bike?

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everything is OEM. I am taking it tomorrow to BMW.

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They will replace the engine no questions asked. Stock bike. If it blew from no fault of your own or anyone else. It's covered.
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cool thanks. I am wondering if it will get replaced or the casings will be opened then repair the failing the problem or if I will actually get a factory sealed engine.

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cool thanks. I am wondering if it will get replaced or the casings will be opened then repair the failing the problem or if I will actually get a factory sealed engine.
It will be a new engine. It is almost never a repair. Because the damage sustained requires a new engine. They will always still open it for pictures and info on what occurred though.
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With a stock bike, then you have nothing to worry about. However, it's not always a new engine, BMW chooses best path to save money, try to rebuild the engine (they did that to me and few others) but I insisted on new engine or buy-back, BMW chose the latter. But with 4k miles on the bike most likely they will give you a new engine.

It's a good proof that K47 engine had issues and high failure rate. Waiting on forum peasants president @smash adams to say it was rain that caused your engine failure

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I just came back from dropping off the bike. Yep you guys are right it's a new engine replacement. The tech turned on the bike and witness the top end knocking and white smoke coming out of the exhaust. I played possum with no idea what caused it.

Tuesday I am getting a loaner. Hopefully it's not an electric bike.

Does anyone have a link of list of engine models? I never had a problem with my 2014.

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