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RevShoT
09-07-2004, 11:41 PM
i need a mechanic or someone that knows m3's in and out to come with me to check out an m3 motor im going to purchase, some time next week after 8, need to determne if the engine is in good shape and need a compression test done

make reasonable offer for your time please

PM me for details

SickFinga
09-07-2004, 11:53 PM
1 word - dealer

RevShoT
09-07-2004, 11:56 PM
do they rent out a mechanic for them to come with me and look at it?

i honestly dont think i can afford to pay their outragous prices

i was thinking ide pick sumone up on the board here and give them a case of beer

SickFinga
09-07-2004, 11:58 PM
no they dont
but you can bring a car to them, most sellers wont mind it, if they do, stay away.
Full check up gonna run you about 400 bucks, but somehow Ive done it at Maranello for just over 200.

You can get a mechanic to check it out, but you better check it out with all the gizmos dealers got and regular mechanics dont.

RevShoT
09-08-2004, 12:01 AM
see the engine is already out of the car so i dont know for sure if it ran or not this is why i want a knowlegable person to go with me to see the motor

Justin e36
09-08-2004, 12:01 AM
bump sickfinga's advice.

SickFinga
09-08-2004, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by RevShoT
see the engine is already out of the car so i dont know for sure if it ran or not this is why i want a knowlegable person to go with me to see the motor

ohhh, missed the part that you are buying an engine.

well, then pm bimmersport, he might help you out.

RevShoT
09-08-2004, 12:13 AM
*th-up* thanks chief!

JazzM
09-08-2004, 11:09 AM
call munich motors...416 665 1605.. ask for mike (owner)
tell him Tom sent you...

Those guys are doing my swap right now :)

T.

Justin e36
09-08-2004, 03:07 PM
Munich Motors are good guys too... they did my m3 kit and a lot of work on my car in the past. They just take soo damn long to do stuff. Owner is a bit of a prick, but the mechanic guy knows his stuff.

qwk325
09-08-2004, 08:55 PM
UMMMMMMMM !!!!!:confused: if the engine is out of the car , you cannot do a compression test unless he has it wired up to run out of the car , the only good checks you can do is check for oil or white maks along the cylinder or block , for coolant leaks or cracks , and bring a johnson bar with a 19 mm socket and bar the engine over by hand to make it is not seized , also remove the oil cap and dipstick and look , for coolant in the oil or a milkshake type of residue on both. if yoy need any other advice pm me.

Vitucc

RevShoT
09-08-2004, 09:00 PM
thanks!!
i know on older v8s you can do a compression test but i wasnt sure with bmw's

ill follow that advice thanks!!
is there anything i can do to check for bent valves or anything?