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09-10-2007 08:38 PM #1
M5 engine rebuild project
Looking for other folks's pictures or experience who have rebuild an M5 to ease our process.
I now own my buddy's 1991 M5 who is running rough (cant see it being parted), besides the engine, everything else is impecable, exactly what I wanted. It was running well until he left it run lean for too long (bad intake boot).
This should be a fun project as I always wanted to take one apart and see how it all works.
We did a compression test and it does not look good.
Cylinder #1 150psi, #2 160, #3 140, #4 130, #5 80, #6 100. shot some oil into 5 and 6 and we got #5 100, #6 150PSI. Seems like 5 might also need some valves based on our diagnosis.
So the head is coming off this weekend, and we are probably going to need pistons and rings. Should not be very different from the 535 we rebuild a year ago.
Does anyone know have experience this before and can share some experience on this and also provide some feedback on which piston we should be ordering - 93,355MM("0"), or 93,405MM("00") if the cylinder is in good condition and we do not need to rebore
Has anyone changed all their pistons previously and would sell/send us the older good ones or have a couple from a set that they did not use.
We though we should play around with it for a while before order custom pistons with thermal top coat and low friction side skirt plating.
09-11-2007 06:23 PM #2
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