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Bavaria
09-04-2008, 12:26 PM
alright it seems that it was leaking oil like hell, now that's fixed but, the valves are ****ed....my mechanic said its not worth it, I might need a new engine cause of that....what do u guys think? And the car runs a lot smoother now
the car is a 525i 89

Boots R
09-04-2008, 12:35 PM
Drive it until it blows, then swap another m30 in there.


What other choice do you have? Valve swap wouldn't be worth the price.

Bavaria
09-04-2008, 02:30 PM
how much would that cost me?
ball-park figure speaking

Junaid
09-04-2008, 03:53 PM
I looked online and couldn't find an engine in local but found many in US like in TN one with 180K Miles was $450 add about $700 labour your looking around $1200?

e30_kid89
09-04-2008, 04:27 PM
89 525i = M20?

There's like eleventybillion of them out there!

Did the timing belt break?

Bavaria
09-04-2008, 05:47 PM
no, oil leak, random shutdowns, engine is old and old owner didnt take care of it..... Would I he able to put a newer 525i in it with vanos perhaps

Sessionz
09-05-2008, 03:28 PM
alright it seems that it was leaking oil like hell, now that's fixed but, the valves are ****ed....my mechanic said its not worth it, I might need a new engine cause of that....what do u guys think? And the car runs a lot smoother now
the car is a 525i 89

My 525i 90 has been acting up too.

Had to get front subframe & new rims after i ate a curb.. a day later my rad leaked out... found out today from my mechanic i need a new furnis and clutch fan.. plus i was do for an oil change at 257k im at 255 but half of my oils on my driveway.

It's up to you tho if you wanna commit your self to restoring the car.. or moving on... I love my bmw.. i bought it for 1800.00 and I've alredy sank 3 g's into whats the point of giving up now?...

Frogot to mention that the E34 525i isen't an M30 it's an M20 2.5 V6 ... and i found one on ebay in NY for 400.00
If you try to go to a scrap yard they might rape you..

Bavaria
09-05-2008, 07:54 PM
im not giving up, i just want to get the best alternative to restoring this baby to MINT!!!

Sessionz
09-05-2008, 08:10 PM
MAN

I just got my new rims , subframe and control arms and then of all things my car over heats.........

i get a new clutchfan & thermistat and it was working but beacuse the mechanic dident check the oil and let it run.... WARPED PISTON

i kinda wonder if I'm ever gonna drive my 525i on my new rims....


Point being 2 months... no driving it..

I FEEL YOUR PAIN DUDE!

lol

Bavaria
09-06-2008, 03:16 PM
well put all the new parts on tv side and when ur time is good then go for it