For the record, I too have had the timing belt cover leak. Vehicle has been in the shop for 35 days. They took it for a test drive today and broke the radiator on the drive.
And the cover
ends up leaking as a result of some number of timing chain cover bolts having broken, correct? Well, they're
either breaking because they were over torqued when first installed, failed to meet quality control for the bolt
itself, or a combination of both. In any case (no pun intended), it goes back to the initial engine assembly during
manufacture of the vehicle.
Yes, my guess (since this seems to be a reoccurring issue) is that they are coming off the assembly line over-torqued, and once enough stress has been adhered, the bolts are sheering. Luckily (so I’m told), the Tech who did my repair was a veteran guy who’s worked on tons of P cars through the years. He was very “pleased” with how mine went back together. So far (again, it’s only been a few months) the engine seems perfect.
No. The number of incidents is tiny. That doesn't help those who have it but with 100,000 cars sold, if it were an issue, the customers would be screaming. Look at the transfer cases. Dozens, maybe 100 example, still, a tiny tiny fraction of cars sold.This is not a good thing to read about... Does someone (hey moderators!) need to start a thread specific to oil leaks and start tracking this stuff? Cough, class action, cough...
A conspiracy to cover up oil leaks. That sounds reasonable. :|I'm starting to think the purpose of the under-body fiber pan is to conceal all the oil leaks.
Just got a phone call from the dealer. They checked the engine and it is bone dry.My ‘15 S with 33k miles is going to the dealer in a few days. I found oil stains on my garage floor.
Will keep you all posted.
... I am in the party as well, the timing cover. ...
Sorry to hear about your experience. Congrats on the new BMW though!I was informed at 49,200 that my Macan S had an oil leak by an independent service station (who specialize in Porsches.) Took it to the dealership and was told it was the timing cover. A $9,000 repair. Was a little concerned when I told them where the oil leak was how quickly they said they think they knew what the problem was. Makes me think this very expensive leak is a lot more common than they are letting on. Decided to trade it in on a new BMW. Especially given that I still had two and half years left of payments. Really disappointed about the whole thing. I loved that car, but there was no way I was going to wait for the other shoe to drop. Just couldn't trust it - or the dealership for that matter. How come an independent service station was able to find what they couldn't? Were they just waiting for me to go over 50,000 and THEN let me know about the leak? Meaning the $9,000 would then coming out of my pocket and not Porsche's.