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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
Thanks. The machine shop ran it...

Thanks.



The machine shop ran it through the hot tank. Any other method is just wasting time and money IMO.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
Parts to just do the engine was about $900...

Parts to just do the engine was about $900 including the cleaning/machining. You have to do your research and shop around to get the best pricing. For example, the rod bearings from Pelican were...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
LOL... I like that.

LOL... I like that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
bluebee, The compression rings were actually...

bluebee,

The compression rings were actually really good. The entire short block was in great shape. There was no scoring on the crank or cylinder walls. The cylinders themselves were at the high...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
Here is what it looked like when I picked it...

Here is what it looked like when I picked it up...
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By Scotts Elle
Bought a 528i cheap... making it new again.

I bought this late last year and it had more issues than my high school ex's. I saw a diamond in the rough.

Motor was shot, suspension was toast, interior was trashed, and paint was (is) rough.
...
Forum: Parting Out 04-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,302
Posted By Scotts Elle
I need one windshield washer nozzle and the hose...

I need one windshield washer nozzle and the hose that runs from the nozzles to the reservoir shipped to 77304.

Wood trim in good shape? Pics?

Also need the drivers seat plastic cover with the...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-17-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 71,979
Posted By Scotts Elle
No Problem... Heres what I made for the CNC...

No Problem... Heres what I made for the CNC table. This will work for water jet and laser tables as well. Just give the file to your local fab shop.

32mm Water Pump Wrench DXF file...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Scotts Elle
I don't know what eBay you have access to but...

I don't know what eBay you have access to but there is no engine for a grand. I left the auto dealerships years ago as a mechanic (Ford for 4 years then over to Porsche for the last 4). This is a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Scotts Elle
Forgive me for playing devils advocate here but...

Forgive me for playing devils advocate here but the sleeves are cast iron. Assuming the sleeves don't separate from the ALU casting can the distortion be corrected? I see that the TIS does not allow...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Scotts Elle
No. Its would be EASIER to get a new engine. BMW...

No. Its would be EASIER to get a new engine. BMW wants $7500 bucks for a new engine. I am not getting a used one. If I was flipping this car, a used motor would already be in it.

If I built it, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Scotts Elle
Rebuildable after overheat?

I have been trying to find a definitive answer to my question via search, FAQ, best links etc... and still have no answer.

Can one rebuild the M52TU motor after it has overheated. I have no...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-09-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 71,979
Posted By Scotts Elle
Thanks to the technical drawings here, I was able...

Thanks to the technical drawings here, I was able to use 1/4" thick plate and plasma cut these on my CNC table... They worked great. Took about 10 minutes and I used some scrap plate I had laying...
Forum: Parting Out 11-04-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Scotts Elle
WTB: 2000 528i 2.8 M52TU in Houston area.

Just did a compression test of my current motor. Got a max 72 psi on one cylinder. Remaining cylinders did not register on compression gauge.

Let me know your location, mileage and price. Thanks!...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Scotts Elle
Ahhh. Thanks. I ordered one. I figured I...

Ahhh. Thanks.

I ordered one. I figured I either got hosed and am out $5 or I got a awesome tool for dirt cheap.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Scotts Elle
Thanks. Are those ebay DVD manuals legit? The...

Thanks. Are those ebay DVD manuals legit? The price for the TIS DVD's seem to good to be true.

Great site BTW. Tons of info on here.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Scotts Elle
Short block rebuild

Hi. I just purchased a 00 528i with a M52TU that has issues. I want to rebuild the motor. I found lots information on the cylinder heads and I bought the Bentley manuals but unfortunately there is no...
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