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Re: How do I know my old BMW with a new Alusil eng (archive)

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Posted by kbia on October 16, 2001 at 01:52:49:

In Reply to: How do I know my old BMW with a new Alusil engine? posted by Thomas on October 15, 2001 at 14:39:35:

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.

Hi All,

I got an used BMW 530i - 1994 a few months ago. I found out that this BMW 5-series (E34) has a Nisakil problem with a short block. How do I know my car that are replaced with a new short block or not? Please give me some advices how to check it out!

Thank you very much.
Have a nice day.


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