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So who is a good source for new 9.5 pistons?


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We've used Maxsil and like them for the cost/availability vs. the factory Mahle pistons.

We've had trouble with a set of the Ireland pistons being different sizes in one set. With no time to order another set we regretfully had to have our machinist bore each cylinder to match each different sized piston. I hear Ireland has better quality control on this issue now. But it's definitely something I'd ask when ordering.

If cost wasn't a problem I'd use factory Mahle pistons every time! The last engine build we've done the customer specifically asked for factory pistons. I like that!

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We've used Maxsil and like them for the cost/availability vs. the factory Mahle pistons.

We've had trouble with a set of the Ireland pistons being different sizes in one set. With no time to order another set we regretfully had to have our machinist bore each cylinder to match each different sized piston. I hear Ireland has better quality control on this issue now. But it's definitely something I'd ask when ordering.

If cost wasn't a problem I'd use factory Mahle pistons every time! The last engine build we've done the customer specifically asked for factory pistons. I like that!

Tom where can I order Maxsil pistons? looks like their website is for resellers

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Tom where can I order Maxsil pistons? looks like their website is for resellers

I thought that their website had a retail store but guess not. They do sell on eBay though.

hhttp://stores.ebay.com/Bavarian-Auto-Recycling-Inc/_i.html?_nkw=maxsil&submit=Search&_sid=118561385

http://store.bimmerworld.com/maxsil-replacement-pistons-p1129.aspx

One big problem I have with them is that they do not sell them in smaller then 1mm oversize! If I had a block that could take 1/4 over I would not want to use Maxsil pistons! Here's a good thread on e30tech about the non BMW sized pins and rings that Maxsil use.

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?s=d76ad8e9eabd3ca620dd15ca72dbbe85&t=57628

Metric Mechanic appear to sell piston sets too....

http://www.metricmechanic.com/

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