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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:34 AM   #1
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any tips or advises on purchasing a used engine

my engine overheated last week and my head gasket cracked..I know this because I can hear the engine knocking when slightly stepping on the accelerator and when I opened my rad..my fluid spewed out like chocolate milk...so now Im in the process of purchasing a used engine.

Im wondering if their any tips and advises on looking at a used engine.I heard the compression test is usually the best way to tell if the engine is overall in good condition. What is a good pressure rate? 150? thanks in advance
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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wow that was useful of this site.. anyways i jumped on the used engine and waiting for it to be installed next week. the pressure from all the valves were well over 250.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:06 AM   #3
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wow that was useful of this site.. anyways i jumped on the used engine and waiting for it to be installed next week. the pressure from all the valves were well over 250.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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You should allow some time for people to respond.

valve pressure 250?? what does this mean?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:40 PM   #5
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Your sarcasm is not appreciated.
and your post isnt helpful either..

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valve pressure 250?? what does this mean?
pressure was really good on the engine..no leaks and the gauge pressure is maxed out at 250. couldve went higher meaning no engine damage or leaks
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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250 what? Apples?
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:48 PM   #7
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250 what? Apples?
250 pen1s's in ur bunghole
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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psi. 250 is pretty strong, congrats!
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