Head gasket blown or PCV valve dirty? - Page 2 - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 04-30-2015, 07:10 PM   #21
cwithbmw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 211
My Ride: 2011 335i MHD/xHP
And ajg, I think you are referencing me rebuilding the engine, which I would not do.
cwithbmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 08:17 PM   #22
peytonracer4
:D
 
peytonracer4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 7,761
My Ride: '00 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwithbmw View Post
And ajg, I think you are referencing me rebuilding the engine, which I would not do.
it's going to cost a few grande for them to swap the engine. there's a lot of labor involved in order to do this. it won't hurt you to get a few quotes.
my offer still stands. if you fly me out i'll help you tackle this. i want to visit cali soon (i've been before).
not sure of your mechanical knowledge or available tools/workplace though.
peytonracer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 08:30 PM   #23
ajg999
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 177
My Ride: 330Ci
So my ballpark numbers were exactly what you were quoted from a shop. Of course, if OP DIY's the swap and gets a cheap engine (I've seen them on CL for $500) than yeah, he can do it for maybe around a grand. Doesn't mean it will be any good. I still would do as much refreshing as I could to be safe but that's just me. The car has 225K on it, in perfect shape it's worth maybe 4K. Even a cheap job at an indy shop will be close to that without extras.
__________________
"Aerodynamics is for guys who can't build engines."
Enzo Ferrari
ajg999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #24
chanman1029
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Evans, Georgia
Posts: 234
My Ride: 2003 325i/2002 M3
Ask the shop personally, haggle with them
__________________
2003 325i Auto ---> 5-speed & 2002 M3 6-speed
chanman1029 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cylinder, gasket, head, pcv

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.