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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 04-13-2014, 05:47 PM
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Buying replacement engine

Engine died on me but i like the car.
What websites sell good affordable engines?

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:08 PM
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What did you fing as the reason for the engine dieing?
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:16 PM
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had a guy look at it.
he tried turning the crank shaft i believe it is called and the major piece of it (i guess) wasn't turning.
yesterday i guess it did over heat but the senors in my car wasn't showing it...
also when he tried starting it up today the starter for the car busted he guessed it was because the engine wasn't allowing the starter to work (as the engine was 'frozen') so the starter broke.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:27 PM
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here ya go

http://car-part.com/

I would look into an LS3....most horsepower cheapest and easiest to build. Install has been done several times so no reinventing the wheel...

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These were meant to help people with engine replacement & repair choices:

- 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)
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