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      08-11-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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2014 X3 N55 Drive Train Malfunction

During hard acceleration there was a loud springing sound and sudden significant loss of power. I limped the car home with it making frequent auto gear changes. Any ideas? There is a three month warranty on the used vehicle. It will head into the dealership (Mini, next door to the BMW one) where I bought it. What comes to mind is a timing slip.


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Pull the codes and see what it says and post back up. Loud springing sound, huh? Did you inspect everything for possible damage?
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Pull the codes and see what it says and post back up. Loud springing sound, huh? Did you inspect everything for possible damage?
No opportunity. The car is parked as I have four 12.5 hour days (plus 1.5 hours round trip commute) in a row before I can do anything. I'll be driving my F250 until the X3's into the shop and I have a loaner. Unfortunately I don't have the hardware to pull the codes.

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Wild guess you had a charge pipe failure.
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Charge pipe exploded
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Wild guess you had a charge pipe failure.
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Charge pipe exploded
Well, hopefully that is it. 88K miles and close to six years, it sounds likely from what I'm reading. Now if they'd consider a metal one instead of the stock plastic.
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Any recommendations for replacements; durability, delivery?
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https://www.amazon.com/Turbo-Charge-.../dp/B06XSDT5DS
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+1 for FTP.... installed that brand on my N20 as soon as I bought the F25.
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Charge pipe disconnected!!!

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Charge pipe disconnected!!!
That will do it! FTP kit is the best IMO
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That will do it! FTP kit is the best IMO
Is FTP available in the US or only out of Taiwan?
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Is FTP available in the US or only out of Taiwan?
Not sure.

I ordered mine from their Taiwanese website. It was delivered in 4 days.
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Here's an update; the Mini dealership approved the replacement using the FTP parts. They will reimburse me for their cost of the OEM part (actually more expensive). I footed the bill for the high speed shipment. Should be here early next week.



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