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Old 01-12-2015, 07:00 PM
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Engine parts.

Is anybody trying to sell parts for m50 motor? I got close to 300,000 and i think I got a blown head gasket. A lot of people are telling me to just get rid of my 525 but I really don't want to. I love my black bimmer. I want to get some more youthful parts together and build a much younger engine.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:42 PM
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Pull it apart, and take the head to a machine shop to have it tested, if it is good, have them level the surface, buy a gasket kit and change most all of the gaskets you can get to in the kit, new hoses and tune up parts. Or pull the engine and have them go through it bore it over a bit, machine everything, new pistons, bearings etc... and it should run another 300k easy.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:01 PM
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What about the camshafts? I also need a new push rod
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:02 PM
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Would you say the process you are recommending be cheaper than rebuilding a new motor
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:13 PM
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It would be basically the same except dropping cash on another engine that is also used. And you could beef it up a bit like new cams, chip, etc
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:52 PM
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S5x FTW
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:55 PM
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S5x FTW
^^^^THIS, plenty of wrecked e36 m3s laying around.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:16 PM
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What does FTW mean
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:39 PM
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What does FTW mean
Really? You must be . For The Win
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:07 PM
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:06 PM
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What about the camshafts? I also need a new push rod
I will guarantee that you don't need a new pushrod in your M50.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:14 PM
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Why do you say that? I there is a loud tick that is coming from inside the motor, I can you tell me what that is?
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:40 PM
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Why do you say that? I there is a loud tick that is coming from inside the motor, I can you tell me what that is?
Hahahahahahahahaha... You do not have any push rods bro lol... Its OHC.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:14 AM
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There is a hole m50 motor at my local junk yard. I would be willing to pull parts and ship to you at your cost. All you have to pay is cost for the part plus 15%. PM ME. If you would like.

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:17 AM
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If i make a list can you get me the prices and how many miles it's has.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:32 AM
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:42 AM
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Just roll one to go and hit the yard or even CL... I don't know about you, i like to see my motors with my own two red eye's before i buy...

I really prefer hearing it run first if at all possible, buying a complete motor makes sense almost always with m5x. I picked up a m50/5 speed complete for 450$ used what i needed and sold the spare parts for 500$ lol.. Came out 50$ ahead on a rebuild i needed a new head for.

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:54 PM
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**** the cheapest I have found a used motor was $850 and it had more miles than my block now
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:08 PM
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Dang, JYs around here let engines go for 200 in the past, but their prices jumped to 300$ plus they have 50% off sales all the time, and one JY about an hour from me, 40$ all you can carry, no wheelbarrows, but you can use a hand truck. You can get two jeep inline 6's on one of those, compete
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:47 PM
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Wow really, now thats where I need to go but it's kinda hard to get across the country without a ride and without blowing to much fetti on the way out to n. Carolina.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:51 PM
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Can anyone tell me if on a stock 92 e34 is there any aluminum parts inside and out? I am guessing the water pump and radiator are the only ones?
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:55 PM
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Dang, JYs around here let engines go for 200 in the past, but their prices jumped to 300$ plus they have 50% off sales all the time, and one JY about an hour from me, 40$ all you can carry, no wheelbarrows, but you can use a hand truck. You can get two jeep inline 6's on one of those, compete
Hey do you know when the next 5o% off sale is? I could really use a few parts
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:57 PM
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Cylinder head, i imagine some small internal bits here and there maybe, some nuts and bolts maybe. The front bumper if not rear too. Window regulators... Diff cover..?. Ect. Some are guesses.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:57 PM
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:39 PM
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