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JINT
03-02-2011, 08:29 PM
Hello fellow sponsors, and members, i need an M54 3L motor for a 2002 530i auto.
The current motor is at 250K and burns oil.(valve seals i'm guessing)

Let me know what you have, what mileage and how much. Thanks.

rider-.
03-02-2011, 10:36 PM
call eurostyle, He usually has them in stock.

Eurostyle
03-03-2011, 12:42 AM
Most of my 3.0's are sold...Only one left with 190K. Should have more soon.

Bullet Ride
03-03-2011, 12:51 AM
You mean burns more oil than usual...

Axxe
03-03-2011, 01:03 AM
Throw some lucas into it first. Worth a shot.

JINT
03-03-2011, 02:27 PM
You mean burns more oil than usual...

Yeah alot more than usual i think, for 4K it would take more than a liter of oil. And this is considering i RARELY floor it.

Axxe
03-03-2011, 03:39 PM
Yeah alot more than usual i think, for 4K it would take more than a liter of oil. And this is considering i RARELY floor it.

Check the CCV and for any leaks, and then if that doesn't work try lucas.

mamadci
03-03-2011, 04:24 PM
i dont think its consuming that much to be honest. i add a litter every 6000-7000km in my 02 330ci which has the same engine with 160k on the clock. check your valve cover gaskets for possible leaks.

JINT
03-03-2011, 07:35 PM
i dont think its consuming that much to be honest. i add a litter every 6000-7000km in my 02 330ci which has the same engine with 160k on the clock. check your valve cover gaskets for possible leaks.

You add a liter every 6-7L i add a liter every 4K.

I don't know how many of you know me, but i am NOT how shall i say this "an apprentice" mechanic, i rebuild those motors. So when i state something like i need a new motor, by all means i have checked all things that could cause the oil to disappear and everything beyond that. The compression is low and the car smokes blue. Valves are not sealing properly, oil is going down into the cylinders very very slowly.

Anyways to hell with that motor, i'm gonna rebuild it when i have time and throw it into my E34 or something. But now i need an M54 to go in the E39 so i can get rid of it.

rider-.
03-03-2011, 08:21 PM
any m54? i have a b22 :) hahaha

JINT
03-04-2011, 01:46 AM
any m54? i have a b22 :) hahaha

haha, sure if it makes the car move :) j/k

new member
03-09-2011, 08:20 PM
How do the compression #s look?

Trouble shoot the CCV, use some good oil. If you worked on E36s and E34s it doesnt mean that all of the sudden you know about M54 engines. I dont question your knowledge but you may be overlooking a few little things.

I have a M54 bottom end if you want it for your rebuild, will let it go for very cheap.

JINT
03-10-2011, 12:49 AM
How do the compression #s look?

Trouble shoot the CCV, use some good oil. If you worked on E36s and E34s it doesnt mean that all of the sudden you know about M54 engines. I dont question your knowledge but you may be overlooking a few little things.

I have a M54 bottom end if you want it for your rebuild, will let it go for very cheap.

so what's so different about E46's? from 36's? and how the f@ck do YOU know what i worked on?

1st, crankcase ventilation has been replaced.
2nd, compression is low and uneven, 120-155psi cylinders 1 through 6
3rd, I do use good oil (Liqui Moly)
4th, Thanks for the block offer but i can just rebuild my own if i needed to, problem is in the head on this one.

Eurostyle
03-10-2011, 01:04 AM
so what's so different about E46's? from 36's? and how the f@ck do YOU know what i worked on?


Dont you know he knows everything! He even knows Tom's HPF didnt run right before the owner even did!!!*wave*

Renboy
03-11-2011, 12:30 AM
I have an M54B25 that didn't burn oil when I pulled it and has 172k on the clock. Has the harness and DME also. The heads are interchangeable between the two engines if you want to use mine to rebuild yours.

JINT
03-11-2011, 02:30 AM
I have an M54B25 that didn't burn oil when I pulled it and has 172k on the clock. Has the harness and DME also. The heads are interchangeable between the two engines if you want to use mine to rebuild yours.

so what would i use from yours on mine lol? used valve seals ? if i have that thing apart i'm obviously going to use everything brand new. Thanks though.

Renboy
03-11-2011, 11:03 AM
You said you had low compression, that's not from the valve seals, it's from valve seats...big difference. As I understood it, you're burning oil because of the valve seals, and you have low compression because of the valve seats. This is where my head would come in since you wouldn't have to get the seats lapped.

new member
03-11-2011, 10:16 PM
so what's so different about E46's? from 36's? and how the f@ck do YOU know what i worked on?

1st, crankcase ventilation has been replaced.
2nd, compression is low and uneven, 120-155psi cylinders 1 through 6
3rd, I do use good oil (Liqui Moly)
4th, Thanks for the block offer but i can just rebuild my own if i needed to, problem is in the head on this one.

First of all take it a little easy.

Second of all, how sure are you that the owner of this car didnt overheat his car much. If he did, the head gasket is gone buddy.

The difference between E36 and E46 is tremendous to say the least. Virtually every single part is DIFFERENT, care to disagree?.

E36s iron blocks to NOT react the same as E46s Aluminum ones when overheated. Overheating is the number ONE problem with M54s, valve seats and guides is all BS, noone actually had to replace those to stop oil burning on M54s. How many M54s did you take apart ? How many M54s did you stop from oil burning?

I'm here to help, not to BS anyone. If you dont want help, just say so. The fact that you have doubts that there isnt any difference between E36 and E46 makes me believe you need our help.

yuiou
03-16-2011, 12:49 AM
not mine....
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-engine-engine-parts-03-330I-BMW-ENGINE-great-condition140-k-W0QQAdIdZ267559226

rider-.
03-16-2011, 12:54 AM
bought my tranny off him, good guy.

JINT
03-17-2011, 12:48 AM
First of all take it a little easy.

Second of all, how sure are you that the owner of this car didnt overheat his car much. If he did, the head gasket is gone buddy.

The difference between E36 and E46 is tremendous to say the least. Virtually every single part is DIFFERENT, care to disagree?.

E36s iron blocks to NOT react the same as E46s Aluminum ones when overheated. Overheating is the number ONE problem with M54s, valve seats and guides is all BS, noone actually had to replace those to stop oil burning on M54s. How many M54s did you take apart ? How many M54s did you stop from oil burning?

I'm here to help, not to BS anyone. If you dont want help, just say so. The fact that you have doubts that there isnt any difference between E36 and E46 makes me believe you need our help.

i'm not your buddy...
When you do valve seats, you obviously wanna do valve stem seals since you're there. And yes i've stopped the burning of oil many many times, sometimes just headwork, sometimes you will have good compression but you're loosing oil, in that case it gets tricky and you can't exactly know if it's the oil rings or the head needs to be reworked. Many times i've experienced this issue that the oil rings wear and the compression rings don't.

JINT
03-17-2011, 12:50 AM
not mine....
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-engine-engine-parts-03-330I-BMW-ENGINE-great-condition140-k-W0QQAdIdZ267559226

man i'd pick up your motor in a heartbeat, but this idiot wants under 100 clicks.

Eurostyle
03-17-2011, 01:14 AM
man i'd pick up your motor in a heartbeat, but this idiot wants under 100 clicks.

Does he want to pay for it tho!? I'm sure i can convince my buddy to let go of his 04 330 motor with about 80K...wont be cheap...