In Reply to: You have block numbers? could you post? posted by 747 on June 26, 2001 at 19:37:14:
These are the casting numbers to look for :
Nikasil M60B30 1 725 970 or 1 741 212 old
Nikasil M60B40 1 725 963 or 1 742 998 old
Alusil M60B30 1 745 871
Alusil M60B40 1 745 872
Alusil M62B44 1 745 873 NOTE, all M62 engines are Alusil.
This is the only way to determine which M60 you have, short of removing a cylinder head.
Or email them to me?
The early E38's had a Engine block problem...
make sure that the 7 that you look at has had the block replaced or if not, ask for extended warranties and remember to check compression...
I will email you the Nikasil block numbers that BMW suggested replacing..(engine no found under by the starter..)
I just picked up a 7 and a big improvement..I think 3 series are more sporty than luxury, but I still wanna have a blower on my V8!