Mporium Rod Bearing Services
Mporium BMW's number one job request from in-the-know M3 owners is rod bearing service. We are an official dealer for BE bearing products which are now the gold standard for these engines. Having performed almost more of these jobs than we can count, Mporium is the hands down leader for this service in north Texas, receiving recognition as the expert on both online enthusiast forums and local ///M clubs alike. Mporium is a detail oriented facility that takes pride in tending to the little things that other shops neglect in order to turn higher profits. We are the true enthusiasts auto shop.
BMW Rod Bearing Problem
Bmw has long suffered a bad reputation for engine bearing failure and premature wear in their Motorsports line of M3 and M5 engines (S54, S65, S85).
Experts agree that BMW had designed a bearing clearance tolerance significantly less than the performance engine industry suggests, which is compounded by another issue known as "tolerance stacking" which can potentially reduce the effective bearing clearance to well below acceptable dimensions. As a result we see all of these engines wearing through their bearings prematurely, sometimes with catastrophic engine failures at mileages we've seen as low as 13,000 miles.
Oil analyses are sometimes helpful in catching premature wear in some 2010 or older engines before a catastrophic failure occurs, but there is really no way to identify imminent danger. Furthermore- in our experience maintenance history, usage style, or even how your engine sounds has little to no influence on how long your bearings may last.
Rod Bearing Solution
Ever since the early 2000's when BMW enthusiasts started to observe M3 engines failing at an alarming rate, several companies have since engineered replacement bearing sets that address the apparent inadequate bearing clearances that these particular engines suffer from.
Mporium BMW is an official partner with BE Bearings, who has developed a uniquely engineered product line intended to solve the deficiencies in the market for these engines. BE has made their research available for evaluation, allowing consumers and engine builders alike to be educated on the issue and remedy. We believe BE to be the best solution because their dimensions and final bearing clearance result in the closest to what the industry believes is ideal for performance engines. In addition, their copper/lead makeup allows for logging wear trends via oil analyses. Manufactured by industry leader Clevite with their Tri-Armor coating, you cannot go wrong with these in your engine.
Call us and let Mporium BMW service your rod bearings and help your engine live the longest life possible!
Mporium's expertise handles all BMW maintenance and services efficiently and swiftly. When it comes to M3 service, our experience is what sets us apart from the average service center. We take the jobs other shops could not complete. We receive daily deliveries from BMW and aftermarket parts distributors so your car can get back on the road fast.
Mporium is equipped with a full suite of BMW factory software plus third party diagnostics software to quickly get to the root of the issue. Between these resources and the network of other experts that we contract with, we can provide services that blow away the dealership and other independent shops. It's the benefit of being a specialist. This is not only great for not breaking the budget, but also when it comes to special projects not supported by most service centers, such as used module repurposing and programming, conversions and retrofits, etc.
Mporium BMW is a Texas licensed Used Auto Parts Recycler. We specialize in used M3 parts, acquiring unique M3's at wholesale auctions in order to salvage quality used M3 parts for resale.
As a result we are not only able to supply brand new Genuine BMW parts, OEM equivalent parts, and Performance upgrade parts, but we can usually supply the necessary parts for your repair in used condition, potentially saving you thousands of dollars on your service visit.
Mporium Maintains a massive online eBay store for strictly M3 parts. Since we are M3 specialists our expertise with the model allow us to offer superior used parts at competitive used pricing. Junkyards just can't compete.
Unlike a dealership, Mporium BMW is not bound to the limitation of using expensive OEM only parts. While we do in fact receive daily deliveries of Genuine BMW parts from worldwide distribution centers for the most discerning customers, we also offer money saving options from other aftermarket OEM equivalent manufacturers. We can usually source even the most difficult to find parts and no longer available (NLA) parts.
Custom & Performance Service
Mporium is equipped to handle almost any custom project. From full service TIG and MIG welding of stainless steel and aluminum, to chassis and body fabrication, composites, and suspension work, we can be your source to bring your custom M3 vision to life.
Mporium doesn't stop at small jobs. We crave the opportunity to create the bespoke. We have completed minor to full restorations. We love engine swaps. We are developing plans that will change the way we look at our classics, bringing them with into the future with modern power and comforts.
Special Products & Manufacturing
Mporium has identified needs for many unique products well suited for the M3. One of our most popular is our heavy duty aluminum undertray for 2008-2013 M3. Our one piece aluminum tray seamlessly replaces the three fragile OEM felt pieces that are so often damaged and usually missing in these cars. We are constantly thinking outside the box for more helpful products. Follow us on social media for the latest up to date developments.