Really depends on where you are located. There is NO problem with the
M5x series engines in the US.. until they got it sorted out - the M5x
engines still came with a cast iron block, and then with steel inserts
in the aluminum blocks.
Apparently the Euro cars weren't as lucky.
I'd guess they're meaning the Nikasil problem. Do a search on this for
chapter and verse - but in the UK I'd ignore it. The fuel responsible
hasn't been around for many a year, and any damage caused by it would have
shown up long ago.
*Why is 'abbreviation' such a long word?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 23:44:05 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
Yes I knew about the Nikasil problem and I thought that was all
cleared up before the '96 models. The What Car mag says "Late '90s
cars plagued by engine wear problems......" It doesn't say this in
last year issue and I thought they must be referring to the Nikasil
problem. My car is ok but I am now looking for a 540 Tourer so I want
to be certain of what problems lay ahead of me. It seems none that I
didn't know of previous to reading the magazine;-)
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