When did engine bearing housing change?
Anyone know when the engine bearing housing changed to the type where the case has to be separated to replace the IMS? I have a late 2005 M96 engine and the car's VIN is not included in the recall settlement, even though it is a 2005. So I am concerned that if something goes wrong with the bearing the engine will have to be disassembled to repair it,instead of just popping in a new one.
I did read in the archives that the bearing was changed in late 2005 models. But the case?
Also if it's the newer case I can't proactively replace ($$) with an L/N.
Thanks for any info!