In Reply to: another opinion... posted by Brett on October 18, 2001 at 13:54:28:
M30B35 - bulletproof reliability, parts are cheap, torque that makes diesels jealous. Admittedly, the head gaskets are a bit of a weak link, but they're the ONLY weak link.
M60B30 - Nikasil, 40k mile valve cover gaskets, PCV valves, Nikasil, self-removing oil pumps, Nikasil...low-end torque? No. Better top-end power? Barely. Any better than the 535i? Hell no. I'll give the engine points for better economy, but who gives a shit about that, really? ;)
Of course, I would steal your car if I saw it, so you can take solace in that.
'89 535i - should've been painted Orient Blue, fitted with 18" Radials
sorry Joe, thought I would correct your
E28 - old
530i - V8 = speaks for itself !!!
535i - straight 6 maintainance costs without the power, potential cracked head, etc
free new block
tuned valves with new block
LOVIN'N IT !!!