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BMW diesel
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old vs new ()

CJ in MPLS
Not that it is all that pertinent, but the diesel in my 335d was a dream, right up until carbon deposits came to visit. Not certain that this is a planned obsolescence thing, but that was effectively the end for that car as I couldn't find anyone that could or would do carbon deposit removal on this engine for less than $6k, which seemed a bit much.

From an engineering point of view, one designs an engine that doesn't have this problem OR designs a repair method that is cheap and easily obtainable. From a financial point of view it is likely cheaper to rely on the latter so problem remediation it is. From a sales and service point of view, it makes sense to have the repair method be expensive and/or unobtainable since you'll have to pony up one way or the other. Gotta love capitalism sometimes. I miss the 335d. ;(

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