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Default BMW N63 Engine Real World Issues - 06-30-2020, 10:12 PM

I have a 2013 BMW 550 with the N63 engine. There is much negative publicity on this engine. I am curious if you personally have issues with this engine and what they were. Mine is approaching 140 000 km and expect for heavy oil consumption, have no issues. Should I keep the car for another 30 to 40 k? I love the car and in general it has been great.
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Default 07-01-2020, 09:24 AM

The one in my 750 had oil leaking issues into the turbos and intercoolers at 68k miles. Thats the last I know about it, because the dealer told me if I didn't get rid of it I'd be looking at $30-40k worth of a rebuild in the near future, so I ordered a car the next day and it was traded in 10 weeks later. Don't know if thats really normal though. Before I got it, it was a livery car in NYC, so it had a hard life. I'd have no issue getting another N63 car. I have one on order. Does it have issues, absolutely. But nothing that can't be fixed if you have the money.


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Default 07-16-2020, 10:40 AM

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I have a 2013 BMW 550 with the N63 engine. There is much negative publicity on this engine. I am curious if you personally have issues with this engine and what they were. Mine is approaching 140 000 km and expect for heavy oil consumption, have no issues. Should I keep the car for another 30 to 40 k? I love the car and in general it has been great.
Why don't you take advantage of the free valve seal job from BMW under the 'Bang vs BMW' class action law suit that covers all BMW's with the N63 non TU engine?

Otherwise never take it to a dealer they will rape you with dealer prices. Try an independent BMW shop first.

Also BMW sells a warrantied N63 long block engine for 3200 bucks now.
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