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  • 03-04-2007, 07:25 AM

    oh I see what pic you were referring to now

    Yes this shot was for the cameraman. A bimmer rag is doing a story on t eh rebuilt process and he wanted to show how little wear there was on the camshalfs. Yes they were completley convered in cam lube after the pic was taken. This German machanic (accent and all) has rebuilt over 13 S38s since 2001 and oldest one at at 100k on its clock. I trust him completely
  • 03-04-2007, 12:51 AM

    Assembly Lube would of been good,

    Your mechanic should be tarred and Feathered!
  • 03-03-2007, 09:29 AM
    Bruce in Canada

    same hook is on my car and every picture I have

    of other M5's I think it is stock..
  • 03-02-2007, 07:54 PM
    bruce in Canada

    i mean there is supposed to be lube..

    assembling it dry is a no no.. but oh well it was running today so any damage is already done..

    Maybe it is fine, but I would have expected to see some signs of lube on a new motor.....
  • 03-02-2007, 06:10 AM


    I removed mine years ago and forgot where I stuck it. I think the one in the pic is what my mechanic had, probably for another type of BMW engine. Good eye, I will ask him where he go it.
  • 03-02-2007, 06:08 AM

    Re: is that fully assembled -- cams?

    hhhmmm not sure if which pic you are referring too. If it's the one with brown liquid,,,,that is oil before disasslembly.
  • 03-01-2007, 05:46 PM
    Bruce in canada

    is that fully assembled -- cams?

    I keep hearing about "generous coating of assembly lube..." on most engine building TV it there in the cam journals and lobes?
  • 02-28-2007, 06:01 PM

    Re: more pics of new engine

    Forgive my ignorance, but is that front lifting hook stock? If not, where are you bolting to?
    M5 with motor out, no front lifting hook
  • 02-24-2007, 04:37 PM

    thanks Anyone want to trade red for black?

    Thanks Philo, Its gonna hurt spending $200+ on new blk wires I dont need hehe. Maybe I can paint the red ones black? Anyone wanna trade? Mine have about 15k on them!
  • 02-24-2007, 12:54 AM

    Ahhh.., inspiration to get mine completed !

    I vote black plug wires as well. I kept my valve cover black crinkle powder coat. No balls to go Ferrari Red ;)

    Engine looks great !

  • 02-23-2007, 02:50 PM

    Re: orange colored plug wires

    Thanks Bob, I actually have red Beru plugs already. Put them on and they are a little lghter in color, almost orange compared to the Ferrari Rosso color of the valve cover. I may switch back to black. I'll post pics soon and get opinions???
  • 02-23-2007, 10:16 AM

    Ahhh, you're breaking my heart>

    MAN that looks sweet. When I first saw your red valve cover, I questioned how that would look, but it looks AWESOME in the car. Get some red plug wires to go with it. Some day I will be back in the fold.

    Bob K.88 ///M5, RIP
  • 02-23-2007, 04:31 AM

    more pics of new engine

    sorry if I duplicated some pics, kidda tired

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