I am Teh Edumacator.
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
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By "catastrophic failure," I mean that the aluminum fanblades shredded and were taken into his engine, destroying both banks of pistons. I'd call that pretty catastrophic. He's still in negotiation with VF regarding what they are going to do about it.
Not to mention that it stranded him 800 miles from home...
1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.
1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.
Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i
Lindsay fan club member.