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Old 05-07-2003, 08:06 PM
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How much does it cost to rebuild an engine?

Well, there's a 1995 M3 for sale around my area, but unfortunately two things are wrong with it. First, it's an auto tranny (but I plan to swap it with the 6-speed), second, it has 149,000 miles on it. I wanted to place a supercharger on it, but with this high mileage I don't think it would be safe. I was planning to do a rebuild on the engine; how much would it cost? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-07-2003, 08:16 PM
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What kind of rebuild are you interested in?..Do you mean a rebuild to replace all the worn parts and bring it back to almost new status OR a rebuild it for more power?
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:32 PM
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Im also interested in rebuilding my engine. E36 318 stock motor, looking to bore and stroke it.

(sorry to jump on your thread)
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Old 05-07-2003, 08:35 PM
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What kind of rebuild are you interested in?..Do you mean a rebuild to replace all the worn parts and bring it back to almost new status OR a rebuild it for more power?
Rebuilding as in swapping out the worn parts with new parts to almost new status. How much would it be? Thanks.

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Old 05-07-2003, 09:34 PM
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bono, unless u do all the work yourself its gonna cost almost as much as a rebuit engine from ActionAutoWreckers, and they give you a warrantee.

bono - this is just my opinion but your sig is making me naucious, especially seeing it more than once on a page. I think u should change it, but thats just my opinion.

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Old 05-07-2003, 09:56 PM
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http://www.bavengine.com/engine.html

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Old 05-07-2003, 09:59 PM
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bono, unless u do all the work yourself its gonna cost almost as much as a rebuit engine from ActionAutoWreckers, and they give you a warrantee.

bono - this is just my opinion but your sig is making me naucious, especially seeing it more than once on a page. I think u should change it, but thats just my opinion.
I didn't see any M3 engines there, but from the last link posted, the M3 engine costs over $5,000. Wow, if that's the case, then never mind. I'll just keep my car

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Old 05-08-2003, 12:31 AM
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bono, thanks for changing your sig, here is the link to the rebuilt engines on their site.

http://www.actionsalvage.com/bmwengines.asp

its part of action auto wreckers but its not listed on their site, sorry bout that
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:39 AM
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I'll just keep my car

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nooooooooooooooooooooo!

heeers what ya do.

sell your car to me, (or... yaknow... donate it if ya want, either way works for me) then get a huge loan, and buy a low mileage 95 m3!!

Got everything figured out for ya.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:48 AM
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Rebuild prices depend on a lot of things.. as mileage increases wear does as well. If your pistons are in good shape then you can save yourself a lot of cash, but with a worn out set you'll increase the cost quite a bit as you'll also need to bore the block. The cylinder head can also depend on condition of your valves.. ie, bent ones needing replacement or warpage needing repair due to overheat. And then of course you run into the age-old problem of deciding what to modify while you're in there... why spend all the money on removal, teardown, etc and not upgrade parts for MORE power??

Shoot me an email if you're seriously interested in a quote from us.
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Old 05-08-2003, 12:53 AM
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Bono i think youd be better off getting the engine built for power rather than going FI..that way you have alot more power and a practically new engine....thats what im doing someday
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