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Engine Rebuild Update



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  1. 1. what should i do about my engine

    • replace with a new tii engine
    • rebuild it to non stock specs

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hey all,


I just got a call from the machine shop with some bad news on my 74 tii. It looks as if the engine was previously rebuilt after it looks like it threw a rod. The block has already been bored out, and the pistons are oversized. To properly rebuild i will need new pistons and most likely rebore the block and go to an even larger size. In order to rebuild the engine i will also need a new crankshaft as the old one is pretty worn out. The machine shop tried to make the old one work with larger bearing and a regrind but was not successful. 


The dilemma that i am having is whether or not i should go through all the trouble to rebuild the engine, or if i should simply buy a different tii engine that i have access too. The other engine is a tii factory engine, although it would make the car non numbers machining. however, if i do all the work needed to the original engine it wont be original anyways.  


So what should i do, rebuild? or replace the engine. 





1972 2002tii- Cannibalized

1985 318i- Retired

1974 2002tii- daily driver (summer)

1999 323 e46- daily driver (winter)

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