Re: How is the new engine, working all right?
Went with a used 2002 engine from Double 02 Salvage. Car ran great, tons of torque and acceleration. Even smoked the tires in first gear, and can chirp them into second! But on my first trip over 10 min, the car overheats. After trying everything, it wound up over at a top BMW mechanic in Canoga Park, CA.
He determined that there were some clogged passages in the head, but after hot tanking, it was determined that corrosion had damaged the head beyond repair. Bruce, the mechanic, contacted Double 02 Salvage, and they've agreed to send a replacement head.
It's been a few weeks, and I'm still waiting for the car to come back. But I'm hopeful!