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Re: Korman vs. Rowe vs. ?? 2.5L (archive)

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Posted by CFL on June 01, 2000 at 22:51:10:

In Reply to: Korman vs. Rowe vs. ?? 2.5L posted by Jeff Becker on June 01, 2000 at 15:35:44:

: First, please only respond to this post if you have FIRST HAND experience. I don't mean to start a war here as all of these guys are renowned primo first class BMW engine builders. I would eventually like to rebuild my '88 S14 (#WBSAK030XJ2195632) into the Evo 3 "spec" 2.5L configuration. Normally I would do my own work, but to me, for this car, I feel it's worth it to have a documented tuner engine. When it happens, this is to be a "money is no object" project so who is the best strictly from a performance/reliability/driveability perspective. No turbos or kompressors, just the 2.5L with whatever other internal upgrade goodies to give it the most go and still retain a streetable idle. Anybody use MM's patented Hi-Flo Sport Surface Turbulance M3 head? How does it compare to a real Evo3 head with the larger valves? Who else should I consider besides Uncle Ray and Jim Rowe? Upton? Someone floated the name Pete McHenry on Long Island? This isn't going to be a racing engine. Remember, please only respond if one of these guys did your OWN s14 engine. Thanks, Jeff

Nobody has done my engine but since you have such strict requirements for a reply I'll throw out three more names you should research as potential rebuilders. Ron Checca (NY?), Donald Fields (NJ), and Frank Fahey (CA). Since money is no object why not throw Steve Dinan into the running?

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