In Reply to: HELP - Nikasil v.s. Alusil posted by wannabimmer on October 15, 2001 at 10:33:36:
I brought my 94'530 9 months ago wih original block , the car is running perfect . However I just replaced the block my own pocket ( an problem of that engine ? no ) , forunately BMW paied the parts ( about 5000 $ ) and I paied only labor ( already expired 6 yrs/100K ) . Now I am driving a 01' E34 !
So my summary is ,
1. Nikasil/Leakdown test is nice to have but no a must , abosulately no an issue to buy tha car .
2. Existing car condition & price are the key decision to buy tha car .
According my own experience , BMW is backing up most of their cars . I am thinking again to get a good 94' 540 deal fm someone scared by " Nikasil " !