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#1 (permalink) Old 10-06-2004, 05:07 PM
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Newbie here, Got a quick question.

Does a 96 740iL with a 4.4L engine have a Nikasil block? From what I have read they changed around 96 but it wasn't clear if the 96s where okay.

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This post says it is still in the 96s
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/index.php?...0299&hl=nikasil

on the E38.org forum it says that it is only on the 95
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/17971

They changed from the 4.0L to the 4.4L engine in 96. Would that be the point where they stopped?
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I'm too sure but....

Go to yahoo and type nikasil in your browser... pick "the BMW nikasil issue"...

It has everything you need to know including models/years affected...

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Been there but only found block numbers to identify.

How hard is it to see the block number? Anyone have a picture of the location?

(edit) LOS came up with an answer for me. The 96 740iL has a 4.4L engine.

The M60 is 4.0L which is the one with the Nikasil block.
The M62 is 4.4L doesn't according to the links above.
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Go to Koalamotorsport.com and read Bret Andersons information on the Nikasil problem (you will find it on a right side bar of the Home page under most requested pages or something like that). Bret is a Master BMW tech and has some great information for all of us.
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