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| Originally posted by Cruzin 323is@Mar 27 2005, 09:16 PM |
it all depends on the driver.. and possible previous owners.. if they abuse.. then don't expect the car to run forever! but if it is babied, then the car will run forever! but u must keep up on oilchanges and other things...
| Originally posted by drz328i@Mar 27 2005, 10:51 PM |
Good engine design:
- Since they are more efficient engines, less power is lost in the form of heat. Therefore, there is less thermal stress on the body of the engine.
- More stable mechanical vibrations reduce mecganical stress and sheer strain on the engine components
Good control structure:
- Advanced firmware that ensures adequate combustion patterns, avoiding problems that come about when less intricate algorithms are used (slower processors and/or less efficient algorithmstake longer to make computations, therefore unwanted states last longer -- this is in the range of fractions of a second, but it all adds up after several thousand miles)
These are just a few things (there are more, believe me) just so you know that there are people that know why BMW engines are good. They are not the only ones. In general, these things I mentioned are also good in all other long-lasting engines.
I happen to know these things and understand the physics and engineering design process behind it. However, when the monkey pulls on the lever, a food pellet comes down; the monkey does not know why. Themonkey does not need to know why. People that own BMWs that are going strong after 170k, 200k, 330k, or 430k miles know that these engines are good. Knowing why is not an issue if you have proof.
I am not attacking your curiosity. I just don't think that coming in and accusing us of being BMW cult followers who think the best of the brand just because we own their product is fair. We are all glad to help. We just happen to appreciate (and expect) forum courtesy.
Hopefully I have not been harsh, and the info has been helpful.
| Originally posted by Fruityone@Mar 28 2005, 03:13 PM |
i actually know of a guy with a boosted 325 that has passed 200k miles
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