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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Loaded325i View Post
People often re-use pistons and rods. Especially in a straight 6, the primary and secondary balance of the engine is perfect and usually requires just a set of bearings and a light hone with new rings...ect
This isn't a practice I feel comfortable supporting. I'm not saying it doesn't work. I just don't want to involve myself with it. The parts I get are used. I have as much information about them, as the tech that pulled them. It's much cheaper to buy a used motor than to rebuild an old motor. I can give you first hand exp on this, I broke down 3 blocks. All of them seemed decent, and rebuildable. Not 1 of the 3 were good. Everyone I've sold bottom ends to are from another forum. They source their own pistons, S50's, M52's, etc

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