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      06-07-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
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Found a 17' M6 in Space Gray with 30k miles. Car looks top notch aesthetically, I am only concerned about the horror stories of the S63Tu motors on here. What would you guys look for in order to insure that the car has been cared for and that the motor isn't going to blow up on me within the next couple thousand miles of ownership? Greatly appreciated!!
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      06-07-2020, 05:06 PM   #2
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Found a 17' M6 in Space Gray with 30k miles. Car looks top notch aesthetically, I am only concerned about the horror stories of the S63Tu motors on here. What would you guys look for in order to insure that the car has been cared for and that the motor isn't going to blow up on me within the next couple thousand miles of ownership? Greatly appreciated!!
I would get from the dealer the whole car history as it is probably at 4 years and everything has been done at the dealer. Check exterior and interior condition in detail with a magnifying glass to confirm it is flawless.
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      06-07-2020, 08:47 PM   #3
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i would suggest to buy after marker warranty same day you buying car(if you will)
M its mean pay double for regular service
I had Endurance warranty they was nice until my 2011 550i got 85miles and thy reject repairs stating that my "limit of liability" (car worth 12k and repairs already made for 13k)
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Ask the owner for the service history.
There's always risk of problems in the future. I would purchase an extended warranty.
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      06-07-2020, 10:22 PM   #5
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What horror stories, exactly?
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      06-08-2020, 12:48 AM   #6
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What horror stories, exactly?
Tuned people bending rods mostly
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Hi guys,

Looking to purchase a used unit 2012 M6 Coupe with only 30,000km.

Any important things to check before get the key from the dealer?

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      06-29-2020, 09:36 PM   #8
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Tuned people bending rods mostly
I can't recall seeing any such posts here, and I've been a member for some time. Rather the contrary, the S63Tu motor seems to be one of BMW's more reliable designs. So unless you can point to anything specific, I'd take it as hearsay.
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I can't recall seeing any such posts here, and I've been a member for some time. Rather the contrary, the S63Tu motor seems to be one of BMW's more reliable designs. So unless you can point to anything specific, I'd take it as hearsay.
Agree, and likely a confusion when people have been complaining about the E6x series cars and engine reliability... An M5/6 is an M5/6 - to some people...
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      06-30-2020, 01:45 PM   #10
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I can't recall seeing any such posts here, and I've been a member for some time. Rather the contrary, the S63Tu motor seems to be one of BMW's more reliable designs. So unless you can point to anything specific, I'd take it as hearsay.
Have a wander around the F10 M5 tuning section. It isn't super common but does happen a reasonable amount to tuned cars
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