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Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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Location: Lexington, VA, USA
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Mein Auto: 01 325xit
Went on Craigslist looking for an engine noise, couldn't find one for less than $60 and I'd have to drive 140 miles round trip to get them, went on harbor freight and got one for $60 plus s&h. Also got mad torque wrenches (1/4" & 3/8"), and an engine leveler. Borrowing a hoist from my room mate's step dad, just bought an M54B30 intake camshaft from a guy on bf.c and ordered an M50TUB25 worth of gaskets, head bolts, and a couple gallons of OEM coolant from bavauto.

Now I've got to decide if I should replace the piston rings (probably yes, but I'm poor so any good justification for not doing so would be apreciated) and if yes if I should go ahead and assume I need oversize ones or not, I want to have the engine open for as short a time as is physically possible so I want to have every thing ready to go, but obviously I can't mesure the bore until I open it up.

**** is getting incredibly real on this project and my bank account is getting incredibly empty.
Originally Posted by E36 Phantom View Post
How do you outcrazy a dude that lifts his engines without a hoist?

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