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Old 08-29-2012, 09:24 PM
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I stopped referencing the blown-engine threads in the bestlinks at 50 threads, but, one thing interesting about this thread today is that one person's catastrophe is another person's boon!
> 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003) > ENGINE R&R help...
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Grabbed a 1999 BMW 528iT wagon over the weekend. Bought it for less than most people make in one day with average wages......

Head gasket is FRIED, so thinking of doing an engine swap. I notice that the 99 has an aluminum block and the double VANOS timing system......

I put some want ads out there and I get some replies about the 328i engine will work if I switch the oil pan, then another reply said stick with the exact engine......
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Your job, in return, is to read the suggested threads, where the best people will always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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