The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Take it apart, measure, etc., then buy parts and>> (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Bill on January 09, 2002 at 17:25:14:

In Reply to: WHAT DO I NEED TO REBUILT ENGINE posted by ADAMK on January 09, 2002 at 15:31:37:

get the machine work done, etc. The key seems to be PLANNING. I recall that there was a series of articles in Bimmer magazine about a guy who rebuilt his M6 motor, many of the lessons should apply to out motors. I would also take a look at Bruce Anderson's Porsche 911 Performance Handbook. It is (obviously) about Porsches, but the rebuild section is pretty comprehensive and there is a lot to learn from Anderson in terms of what it takes to do a good rebuild. Also, you may want to look at some V8 hotrodder books on engine building too -- just more info for planning yours.

If you can't afford to have the car off the road for that long, perhaps you should look into an engine exchange from a rebuilder. I recall that Metric Mechanic and Bavarian Engine Exchange(?) are sources for this sort of service.

Good luck.


I am looking at a possible engine rebuilt, as you guys know had a rod barring spinning. I want to know what parts to order and who I should have rebuilt the engine. I have a friend that rebuilds engines. Hondas, and American cars. He is really good, but this engine is anything but normal. I want to know if someone knows how to rebuilt engines can they do the S14 engine or not. Is it really “special” or once the engine is opened up it is easy to figure out? Are there any parts that would look ok but I would have to change, like the head bolts and what not. Thanks Guys

Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.