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Old 10-25-2004, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hit 120 in my 92 318's, the next thing i kno there's a rattling sound, i figured it was an exhaust problem, i stop, restart and continue on my journey, after 20 seconds, my shit was in smoke. The ppl. @ the dealership told me i needed a nu motor, i would if i had the $$$$,
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1. Junk it
2. Junk it
3. ?????
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$2500 - Rebuild
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$1500-5000 - used engine
$10,000+ (installed ready to drive) - M3 Engine
$8500 (total ready to drive) - 328 engine with OBD1 conversion ~ 220 hp

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3. give skaw head and he's buys you a new motor and installs it for free
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I have a 325i block with lots of parts for it? :P
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Check bimmerforums.com, there are 318 motors going around for $300-$500. BTW, if you blew your motor, it wasn't because you hit 120 and the motor couldn't take it, it was because something was already about to break anyways. I always rev the sh*t out of my motor and it still keeps running strong.
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I hit 120 in my 92 318's, the next thing i kno there's a rattling sound, i figured it was an exhaust problem, i stop, restart and continue on my journey, after 20 seconds, my shit was in smoke. The ppl. @ the dealership told me i needed a nu motor, i would if i had the $$$$,
WHAT CAN I DO,
1. Junk it
2. Junk it
3. ?????
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I blew my 92 318i engine last year 135K; timing chain jumped. I ordered a rebuild from California. They shipped free & picked up the old core for free. You also get a brand new water pump, filters (fuel & oil) etc..good warranty. Check the web site out http://www.bavengine.com/. Great customer service also.
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