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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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Need Engine Block For My 528IT

Hey Everybody, well yesterday on my way home. I kept hearing a knock noise at 2350 rpm and out of a sudden i heard something snap and i heard something fly out under the car. Soon after i hear the hard metal to metal sound the car turned. I let it roll to the side of the highway and found that the front of the block by the timing chain there was a big hole.. in need of a engine block asap.. any have one please pm thanx.

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99 Bmw 528it
2.8L double vanos M52

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:32 PM
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With an old car like that, you'd be better off sourcing an entire low-mileage used engine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 PM
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This set of links has some information that was designed to help:

- Summary advice to provide users who suspect a major engine repair due to overheating (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to test an engine for a blown head gasket, cracked heads, a warped block, stripped head bolt threads, cam seizures, contaminated bearings, coolant hydrolock, or piston, ring, or valve damage (1) (2) & what are the major factors in deciding whether to rebuild the engine, replace the engine, or sell the car (1) & a DIY for replacing the I6 M54 head gasket (1) (2) & replacing the V8 M62TU head gasket (1) & why these engines are so prone to heat-related damage in the first place (1) & welding the crack between cylinder #3 and the water jacket on the exhaust side (1) & what engine swaps are most recommended (1) (2) (3) & where to obtain a new or rebuilt head (1) replacement short block or long block (1) (2) & how to lift & remove the engine (1) & the most recent real-world results from the last 50 people faced with similar blown engine problems from which this advice came from (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) (38) (39) (40) (41) (42) (43) (44) (45) (46) (47) (48) (49) (50)

BTW, what made the hole?
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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Man i called bavarian and they said my engine is $2000 with a 2yr warranty on unlimited miles. Enngine has 135k. I called a place i know in long beach they have a engine with 72k for $1100 with a 90 day warranty. What u guys think


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