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Thanks to all who posted! Great info. (archive)

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Posted by Chaser on June 29, 2001 at 10:31:49:

In Reply to: Re: You have block numbers? could you post? posted by kbia on June 27, 2001 at 01:53:21:


That part is fairly easy. But it requires getting under the right front of the car. All M60 and M62 blocks have casting numbers on the right side, directly alongside the 3rd cylinder, slightly above the coolant drain bolt. You will need a long screwdriver to move a small wire bundle out of the way.

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?


Chaser...

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!

Cheersm

ELI






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