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Engine Dead in the Water


BrianR

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My low oil pressure light went on so I parked it and bought a tester gauge. I hookedit up to the gauge, started the engine and saw that there was no oil pressure. I went to turn off the engine and it suddenly stopped never to start again. I try to start it and the engine just shuddders and shakes the entire car. To me this sounds bad! I happen to have a spare used engine. I'm In RI /Ct border. Does anyone know someone in my area who could rebuild the spare? Should I have it rebuilt or just drop it in and hope for the best? I'm sick to my stomach with this. Any help from you guys would be great.

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the real question is how good is ur spair? if it was me as long as the spair is decent i would put it in, then take ur time n build your original motor,this way u can still enjoy your car while ur engine is being rebuilt.

madman mechanic,71 02 98 528i

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Yea, I'm not sure of the condition of the spare. I was told that it was a good engine. I think I'll pull the head and check the head/ pistons, change the oil pump, water pump and then cross my fingers.

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