M54 rod bearing failure pictures
I have a spare engine I'm in the process of rebuilding. I got it from a guy for $150. He told me it was "just a bad head gasket". I planned to completely overhaul the engine anyway so I didn't really care what was actually wrong, aside from a hole in the block of course (I rebuild them on the side to sell or drop in an otherwise dead bimmer).
I thought some people on here would like to see what happens when the nut on the oil pump gear backs out and falls off.
Bearings from left to right 6-5-4-3-2-1