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Cyanide72 11-30-2012 12:50 PM

How Does My Engine Look?
 
Hello gents,
Getting my VANOS seals put in today. Dropped off the car at my mechanics place because of classes, but he was kind enough to send me a picture of my engine. What do you gents think? I personally think it looks in decent shape for an 11 year old engine.

http://i.imgur.com/NvWOA.jpg

I'm the second owner of the car and I've babied it since the day I bought it 2 years ago and I try my best to keep it in top shape.

Honest opinions please and no hard feelings if you have something negative to say. Yes the engine bay is dirty, but I'm not sure how to go about cleaning that out (my first car). With winter here, I'm less tempted to stand for hours to clean it out, so that can be my summer project. :)

MercForHire 11-30-2012 12:55 PM

Looks like an engine

WDE46 11-30-2012 12:57 PM

That looks great.

lcoleman 11-30-2012 01:04 PM

You don't mention miles, but that's fantastic.

Cyanide72 11-30-2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lcoleman (Post 14940712)
You don't mention miles, but that's fantastic.

My bad! The car has 196,753km (122,257 miles) on it.

Mango 11-30-2012 01:13 PM

looks like BMW oil wasn't used (which means an alternative was used) and those are not usually pricier (GC/M1 0-40) alternatives. still looks good though.

Cyanide72 11-30-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14940753)
looks like BMW oil wasn't used (which means an alternative was used) and those are not usually pricier (GC/M1 0-40) alternatives. still looks good though.

Since I took ownership, I've been using BMW oil. Can't control or change what the previous owner did though unfortunately.

Mango 11-30-2012 01:21 PM

that's good. bmw oil leaves a reddish tint to the engine from what i gather

Kubica 11-30-2012 03:56 PM

BMW oil is mediocre at best in an M54.

PH03NIX46 11-30-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 14941225)
BMW oil is mediocre at best in an M54.

Uh oh.....

WDE46 11-30-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 14941225)
BMW oil is mediocre at best in an M54.

Pretty sure it's Castrol synthetic. Nothing mediocre or inadequate about it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PH03NIX46 (Post 14941237)
Uh oh.....

http://play.esea.net/global/media_pr...na-be-good.gif

tock172 11-30-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 14941225)
BMW oil is mediocre at best in an M54.

Please elaborate.

choxor 11-30-2012 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tock172 (Post 14941239)
Please elaborate.

:popcorn:

Zell 11-30-2012 04:46 PM

Close this thread before a shitstorm starts.

customisbetter 11-30-2012 04:52 PM

Oil is oil.


:popcorn:


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