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Thread: Rebuild: Better, Faster, Poorer - Twin Screw Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by vollosso View Post
    Fuzzy pictures. But i think det marks on the piston and head.


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    No pitting on the piston, pic of the head


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    Clean Pistons

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    So i might have fucked up yet again. Removing dowels from the block with some pliers...the pliers slipped and gouged the block right where one of the cut rings is supposed to go. It catches with a fingernail...not sure if it's anything I can fix or not. Kinda sick to my stomach about it. Didn't get a picture of it yesterday I'll get one home tomorrow. Thinking about carrying the block to the machine shop and just having them deck and reassemble the bottom end.
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    Man you got this thing torn this far apart you'd be crazy not to refresh the bottom end too. I thought that was the plan all along. I'd at least get it decked, honed, and tanked and then throw new bearings and rings in.

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    Wasn't planning on it, bottom end was in good shape.

    Here's some pics of my dumbassedness




    I would love to have you guys tell me to stop being a sissy and sand it and roll with it...

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    Stop being a sissy and pull it apart and refresh it. Got 200k on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajicase View Post
    Stop being a sissy and pull it apart and refresh it. Got 200k on it.
    It's got another 200k to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajicase View Post
    Stop being a sissy and pull it apart and refresh it. Got 200k on it.
    This is good advice, just having the peace of mind that you built it right is worth it.

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    Refresh it man, its the best option.

    If your M3 doesn’t have 3 pedals and 2 doors, I would really consider contacting BMW to confirm the authenticity of your incorrectly badged mid-sized family sedan.

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    Bottom end rebuild will keep the car off the road for probably another extra 1-2 months. Plus $2k +. I'd run it.
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    I can definitely see another 4-6 weeks, but cost should be nothing near that. I did my fully built forged bottom end for less than $2k.

    Rings: $150
    Main bearings: $80
    Rod bearings: $40
    Machine work: $200
    Gaskets/seals/etc: $100-150
    Hardware: $100-200

    If he hadn't pulled the motor out of the car and completely stripped it down, and it didn't have 200k on it , maybe it would make sense to just stuff it back in the car.
    Last edited by rajicase; 07-25-2017 at 09:50 AM.

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    Did get a giant package yesterday:



    Replaced all of the hose barbs, replaced all seals and bearings, and put two Kenne bell stickers on...lame imo (terrible picture)



    Thinking on the full on rebuild, also thinking about running it. Budget....whats that?
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    Double check me here, this is everything I think I need if I rebuild the bottom end (Including Part Numbers):

    Went with VAC bearings. Buying new chains as well. Im assuming the bottom end gasket set has everything in it.

    Bottom End Gasket Set - 11119064460
    Rod Bearings - VAC VAC-HPRBS-M50
    Main Bearings - VAC VAC-HPMBS-M50
    Timing Chains - VAC BMW-TC-M52
    Piston Rings - 11251403810
    Rod Bolts - ARP 201-6201

    I've never plastigaged anything before, no idea how to gap rings or install them. Reuse pistons and rods? Ugh...this is exhausting.
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    Hey man I've got mint rod bolts I'll let go cheap. They are ARP!

    I also have a ring file you can use. And plastigsuge.

    Also I can show you how to gap rings and install them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jab31169 View Post
    Budget....whats that?
    A budget is just some fictitious meaningless number we place in our head to make us feel comfortable about spending excessive amounts of money on 20 year old cars.

    If your M3 doesn’t have 3 pedals and 2 doors, I would really consider contacting BMW to confirm the authenticity of your incorrectly badged mid-sized family sedan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanks95 View Post
    A budget is just some fictitious meaningless number we place in our head to make us feel comfortable about spending excessive amounts of money on 20 year old cars.
    Yea, that sounds about right
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    Dropped the head off today, supposed to be done by next Thursday. He was of the opinion that he didn't want to deck the block for the scratch, Non-committal on the rebuild of the bottom end, which is where im at with it.
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    So when I bought this car, it was advertised as having a Stewart water pump:

    New Behr Radiator
    New Stewart Water pump with Metal Impeller
    New 80-Degree Thermostat
    New Thermostat Housing and Seal

    When I pulled the water pump the other day I thought to myself "this doesn't look like a Stewart"


    So turns out its a Graf, a $40 dollar water pump.

    Bimmerworld happend to have a sale on Stewart pump on sale the other day so I picked one up


    Not gonna lie, kinda pissed about that. The guy I bought it from only drove it twice so he didnt know and Im not real sure if the person who had the car before him knew or not as I dont know if a shop put it in for him or not. Pretty shady stuff.
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    Probably told the purchaser before you it had a metal impeller pump and that guy thought that meant Stewart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vollosso View Post
    Probably told the purchaser before you it had a metal impeller pump and that guy thought that meant Stewart.


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    The ad was a direct copy of the original owner's ad. Again, even he might not have known and got duped by a shady shop.
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    Haven't gotten a lot done in the last week or so. I've been busy with life and getting ready for 24 hours of Chump Car at VIR. Got the radiator back with the new oil cooler that fits yesterday.
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    Head was supposed to be done yesterday, just spoke with the shop owner and they have yet to even look at it. When I dropped it off, the shop owner was out of town so I kinda had a bad feeling dealing with one of the techs and the way he wasn't really writing anything down besides my name. Anyways, they are throwing it in the tank today and pressure/vac testing it on Monday. I'll be out of town middle of next week so I wont have the head back til the 16th or 17th. Im thinking I wont have this car done before the fall HPDE at Barbers....gotta find a car to rent.
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    Cylinder head services in fairfield?

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    Couldn't get them on the phone or even a call back. Called a few local shops and asked who they used for head rebuilds and ended up taking it to Engine Rebuilders in trussville.
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