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Old 01-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bimmerfan52 View Post
Yeah, the N62 engine is ten pounds in an eight pound bag in the E60 engine compartment.

I was referring to a core plug (a hole in the block designed to remove sand during the casting process and plugged with a round plug during engine assembly). All core plugs I have seen are round and once the plug is pounded into the block the pressure of the dome shape in the round plug prevents it from coming out.

Given the unusual "T" shape of the hole in the BMW engine a core plug might not be feasible. But it is likely that BMW could have come up with some type of more permanent solution had they tried a little harder.
isn't that t shape hole in the alt bracket have somthin to do with an oil cooler connection ?? Like the 550?
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