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Old 01-12-2007, 06:06 PM   #76
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and by the way, that pan gasket leak is nothing...its a tiny job once the engine is out..so we can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.


How much should a non-vanos M50 without any accesories (no intake manifold either) go for? I was quoted around 600 so far.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #77
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i didnt buy my car for $500
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:27 PM   #78
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i didnt buy my car for $500
fine, but you must give me your motor.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:30 PM   #79
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i didnt buy my car for $500
You overpaid.
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:34 PM   #80
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Guys, any ideas why the car feels perfectly normal past 3.5k rpm? I can feel full power, and no vibrations or anything! (at least in gears 1 and 2, haven't tried in the others)
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:49 PM   #81
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At 3500 rpm the remaining 5 cylinders are producing enough power that you don't notice the difference. There is a definite power surge in this engine at ~3200 rpm; I think that's when the ram-air effect they design into it really starts to kick in.

You know, if the cylinder head is in good shape you might want to consider a short block. You get new/rebuilt lower parts (crankshaft, pistons, block etc) and put your good cylinder head on it. Probably be cheaper than a full re-build.
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boots....i think you over paid
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:11 PM   #83
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boots....i think you over paid
LOL I agree.

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Old 01-19-2007, 08:04 PM   #84
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no dice.....i dont like purple cars
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no dice.....i dont like purple cars
What's wrong with purple cars?
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So I'm just curious, other than a piston ring, what else could it be?

My dad couldn't help talking to his own mechanic and he said it's unlikely it's actually a bent piston, as you would have to be beating the car very hard for that to happen, maybe downshifting too soon or something.

He says 99% of the motors he's opened because of lost compression on some cyclinder, it was because of some sort of valve (rubber) that leaks because of an improper seal. Does this sound familiar to anyone at all??
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^^ flav.. until you actually open up the engine.. you really dont know what it can be.. could be numerous things... simpliest one would be worn out or split piston rings to the worst case scenerio of actual burn thru on the piston head from bad detonation.. if your not doing a swap.. consider a complete rebuild as its a much wiser choice, then a partial rebuild.
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