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Just Bryce 09-01-2007 10:18 AM

What do you make of this ?
 
1994 E36 S50 for $1850 :confused: Is it a deal or a money sink ?
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/car/409702459.html

E36 Phantom 09-01-2007 10:22 AM

Money sink. With fluid in the cylinder, that thing blew good. I'd be reluctant to even try to repair that engine, and just swap in a new one. So price a new S50 motor plus labor, and it to the cost. Also, keep in mind that its just a 318i so it won't have the performance of a real M3.

Just Bryce 09-01-2007 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 2615646)
Money sink. With fluid in the cylinder, that thing blew good. I'd be reluctant to even try to repair that engine, and just swap in a new one. So price a new S50 motor plus labor, and it to the cost. Also, keep in mind that its just a 318i so it won't have the performance of a real M3.

:confused: Some uprgrades beside the motor and I'm looking at it from a DIY tech standpoint. A new HG and some time would be a small price. I could easily spend $2K buying a solid S50 longblock :dunno:

E36 Phantom 09-01-2007 10:43 AM

Oh, from DIY standpoint, if you can do all the work yourself and not in any hurry, then sure. If you're sure you can get a good S50 longblock for that price, and can install it on your own, sure. But if you repair this one, I'd see problems ahead without a full rebuild.

#5880 09-01-2007 10:49 AM

But even as a DIY, you're still better off swapping engines and using the other one as parts.

E36 Phantom 09-01-2007 11:12 AM

Absolutely. Just saying that I wouldn't even trust the engine for a few hundred miles if it wasn't fully rebuilt. But a new engine would obviously be better.

DominguesE30 09-02-2007 04:21 AM

i wouldnt trust it as far as i can throw it.
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