I don't own the vehicle anymore, just my Tacoma now. I've seen quite a wide range of wear on the rod bearings...often relating to how the vehicle is used...or abused. That certainly is an issue but if it is something known to need to be replaced then do it rather than just waiting for a big issue. There was also a group that tried to get people together and donate to hire lawyers to file a class action lawsuit against BMW for the bad rod bearings. They gathered people and even had a lawyer look into it and just like most things...it seemed much worse than it was portrayed. Maybe people just aren't reporting it to BMW but their reported defect rate for rod bearing failure was WAY below what would be required for a manufacturer to do a recall...and thus we haven't seen one. So they basically dropped it as there wasn't a strong enough case. While that doesn't prove there isn't an issue, you just have to understand when having a high performance sports car you can expect to do a little more maintenance to keep it running tip top.Hey buddy, I am not just saying this but you should replace those rod bearings. The bearings were bad in the S54 but the S65 took them to a new level. The metallurgy of the bearing (I'm no engineer, so bear with me) results in them lubricating fine until THEY DONT... then bam. Just like the S54 and S85 you also need to preemptively deal with the VANOS as well.