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hoyabmw
09-26-2006, 08:23 PM
Anyone have an engine hoist I can borrow for a couple weeks?

I am swapping the motor due to the broken rocker arm--it's cheaper to get a complete motor with half the mileage than to do the machine shop work to get the head fixed.

Thanks
Kevin
'90 325i, 5 functional cylinders

Scotty
09-26-2006, 09:19 PM
I've got one that belongs to a friend who more or less stores it in my garage. It can be broken down and transported in a pickup, if you're willing to retrieve it in Gaithersburg. I'll check with him and see if he's OK with it.

hoyabmw
09-27-2006, 01:03 PM
Thanks guys. I found one local to me that I can borrow.

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-29-2006, 06:14 AM
You can't just replace the rocker arm? I thought those broke all the time?

hoyabmw
09-29-2006, 09:52 AM
You can't just replace the rocker arm? I thought those broke all the time?

Yes & no. I have to pull the head, and tear it all apart. If I'm gonna bother with going that far, I'd do a full rebuild due to the miles on the motor. Parts prices put that at more expensive and time consuming that swapping the motor for one with half the miles.

Besides, I want the car together by next weekend, and machine shop time would keep that from happening.