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I meant replacement 4.0 litre Alusil block... (archive)

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Posted by David on December 24, 1999 at 12:46:23:

In Reply to: Re: This does not sound like sulfur corrosion... posted by Richard V. on December 23, 1999 at 13:46:11:

because even the warranty replacement 4.0 blocks in 1996 were still Nikasil.

: : as white smoke is definitely a symptom of coolant being burned.

: : The dealer is wrong about the engine block. All 1995 V8s came with the Galnikal (nikasil) block. It wasn't until '97 that the replacement Alusil block appeared.

: : : I had a service done on my 740iL 95 77k miles and got charged for something I believe is the responsibility of BMW (I believe it is related to the engine block problem). The dealer plays "dum". I paid the $1500 charge, and sent a letter to BMW customer service, but no answer after three weeks. Any other place to vent my dissatisfaction?

: I believe the new blocks were installed in the '96 model as a 4.4l. same HP but more torque.

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