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Old 07-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Quality M62 engine

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I found a M62 4,4 V8 engine and i'm wondering if anybody has some experience with that type of engine around here? If the engines are good than i might gonna buy it to put in my M535i. I'm thinking about running the M62 on LPG because of the really high prices for petrol over here, but i don't know if that will harm the engine to much.
I don't know if anybody have build in one of these engines before and if there's a lot of electrical invalved like drive by wire throttle?

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there nice engine lots of touque and really reliable..... I just got home and my OBC says i got 26mpg!!! go for it! i've been thinking about this for my 635csi which is alot like your 535! take lots of pictures btw!! thanks
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Hey AlpinaSix,
thanks for the information, 26mpg sounds not bad at all, but howmuch is that in like kilometer to the liters (i'm from holland) i found it on the internet and they say it's 10 kilometers to the liter soo that's not to bad at all. I will make a project topic as soon as i get started with it! just looked to the link! thanks for that information!

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Yeah like 9-10 kilometer to the liters.........
yep i love it BTW it is an M62 in my 740iL which weighs 5,500lbs! in a litle light car you should get way better economy!
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Oke i like what i hear about he M62's, I've seen some topics on german sites and they are talking good stuff also about M62's who run on LPG (petrol prices are pretty high over here!) Soo i'm looking for those M62's. But i found one, it's already out of the car.. that's not really a no go for me but oke i rather heared it before i buy it, but the price is cheap $1500,- with 6 speed manual tranni and computer, exhaust headers, everything to let it ran. soo i could be a good deal or a really bad one.. i'm gonna give the guy a call when i can to get some more info.

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my car is with LPG on - Very good choice
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well i phoned up the guy, and the engine was already sold. By the sound of the voice i'm pretty happy it is, because he sounded a little bit scatchy... but i keep an eye on ebay.de because in germany there are a lot of bmw's.
Tomorrow i'm gonna pick up the M5, can't wait! i will upload some photo's if i have time
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hey LOS,
Well i'm located in The Netherlands.. soo California is a little bit far away...
i've got the M535i at home and i've have been a little bit busy and made some pictures.. i will open a special topic for my car and post the picture there when i've got time..

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Has anyone been running a M62 engine on LPG for any length of time or distance? My LPG installer here in Australia is way apprehensive about burning out the valve seats or guides. BMWs aren't as common here as they are in Europe, and nobody seems to have much experience in the LPG conversion on them. There is plenty of experience on the more common vehicles like Toyota, Ford & GMH, but my man gets all twitchy about the idea of an M62 on gas. Does anyone know if these engines use brass valve guides?
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Has anyone been running a M62 engine on LPG for any length of time or distance? My LPG installer here in Australia is way apprehensive about burning out the valve seats or guides. BMWs aren't as common here as they are in Europe, and nobody seems to have much experience in the LPG conversion on them. There is plenty of experience on the more common vehicles like Toyota, Ford & GMH, but my man gets all twitchy about the idea of an M62 on gas. Does anyone know if these engines use brass valve guides?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hej,

I can say that there's a special german forum for people who drive on LPG. I don't know the webpage anymore.. there were a lot of 740's and 540's running on gas.
But because i first wanted to drive my v8 on gas i've checked that forum too and i couldn't find anything that would keep me from putting gas in my car. Except the tax is just to high for me if i would have put gas in my car
If i would run my v8 on gas i would've chosen an LPI injection system from Vialle(made in holland), It injects Liquid gas instead of faporizing it first. You get the same amount of horsepower and sometimes even more, because the gas cools down your cilinders pretty well. And i would have chosen a 2x4system in stead of a 1x8 system. They say when you run a 1x8 system some times at maximum performance its hard to keep the gas flowing nicely, and when you install a 2x4system (just 2x a 4 cilinder system linked to each other) you won't have that.

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I have been trying to research this further. I spoke to a LPG installer in England (F1 Automotive) who was recommended in a different thread. He said that he has installed LPG conversions on around 50 - 60 M62 equipped vehicles over a period of about 7 years using the Prins vapour injector kit. He wasn't aware of any of those converted engines having premature valve seat/guide wear issues, and he didn't feel that a flash lube system was required, although it would help extend the valve life.

I can understand that the liquid injector kits may improve the performance of the overall system by chilling the air in the intake and thereby providing better expansion characteristics, but I'd really appreciate any feedback from people that have direct experience or expertise on this issue.

At this point in time I am inclined to lean towards the advice from the team at F1 Automotive, purely because they have spent a decent amount of time perfecting the implementation of the vapour injectors and LPG related equipment.

As far as the payback period goes on the gas conversion, I currently drive a 1996 GMH Commodore (5.0l V8) which has been on gas since I purchased it 10 years ago, it has done 385,000km (417,000km in total) in that time and has never had any repairs performed on the motor other than regular services. I figure that the conversion ($2000) which is based on the old mixer style, has paid for itself roughly 10 - 12 times over, which nearly offsets the total purchase price of the car in the first place. Obviously this style of car ownership isn't the same as everyone elses, but while a car is still comfortable, reliable and practical, I don't see any real need to change it over.
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Sorry for the interruption, but what is LPG?
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