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:
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.
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.