Don't read... uh... Did you know the 'Over Engineered' designed the 4 cylinder and V6 3.5 motor in the G6 Pontiac? Hmm... maybe YOU should READ more... huh.... ?So....BMW wants to change all your fuses every 25,000 miles. I'm sorry but I don't think I will listen to anything makers of over engineered crap has to say about maintenance.
Hmmm.... OOh By Gosh By Golly... As I tried to lift the 40 gallon Water Cooler over my G6 hood, to cool off the alternator, it rubbed against my cranium, uh... the part containing the brain... and Geez... all of the water spilled out and my head and my alternator were both cooled. Aha !!! A new invention; a water cooled alternator !!!And now that I am cool... on with the show !I don' hate "German craftsmen". I used to have a BMW 2002 that I loved but sadly rusted to death in New York state. I would not touch a new BMW even if I could afford one. I appreciate your trivia but are you going to change your fuses every 25,000 miles ? Gosh, I wish my G6 had a water cooled alternator.
As Dan says. Per Wikipedia, the 3.5 (and 3.9) were GM in-house engines whose lineage dated back to the X-body cars (Chevy Citation et al of '79) and were the last of the line developed when the all-aluminum, twin cam "High Feature" V6's first appeared in '04. As for the roof, that was a joint venture development with Karmann whose technology was shared with other retractables that GM produced around the same era (Cadillac XLR, Chevy SSR pickup) as well as the Chrysler Sebring and Volkswagen EOS. (The EOS was the longest lived as it was built from '06 to '15.). I haven't seen any mention of MBZ being involved though I know they've built their own. (Can't match Dan's age though as I'm only 71.)Hmmmm. About the water cooled alternator...many if not all newer BMW's have water cooled alternators that attach directly to the head. I believe the the quaint 3.5 engine is derived from the ***40***year old 60 degree 2,8 engine. I doubt that BMW was designing cam-in- block, pushrod engines at that time. Also....I'm 85 so how do you like them apples ?
I did check the air filter and there was no residue or liquid, it doesn't appear to be making it that far it's only going 2-3" into the intake tube. I did not taste the fluid, I ended up just wiping it all out with paper towels so I can check for future build up.Sorry for the pissing contest. Did you check the air filter? Did you taste the fluid ?
Darn ! Seems as though we have "an Old Geezer," tabloid here... And I was happy to have found an informative forum... I note the intensity of research... obviously the outcome of having too much time on those wrinkled hands, such that, we go back, way back into those thrilling days of yesteryear... WHEN MEN WERE MEN... AND WOMEN WERE 'SECRETARIES!' I prefer dry humor. Wow... just think... we are discussing a 'wet,' issue... I will attempt to stay on-subject hereinafter... but please note, I was a, 'standup comedian,' until the crowd shouted, "Sit Down!!!"I did some searching and this seems to be common with the ecotec motors, I found posts on the malibu/acadia forums with people saying they always have the condensation build up? My concern is how close it was to the intake manifold.
And to think! When I designed the covers, I was soooooooooo proud! 😁It seems that some plastic engine covers work better than other.. I remember that the Chevy Equinox had a particularly bad one. I don't like plastic engine covers at all. When I open the hood I expect to see hoses and wires. I did this. Yes... I get a bit more engine noise. I don't find engine noise offensive.