After a tortuous autox season and 350,000 miles of hard driving my beloved bmw e30 finally breaks a rocker arm (7k RPM+ I6=broken rocker arm). Not to mention a tremendous amount of oil blow by from the piston rings, and an enormous amount of valve clatter. It's time for a REBUILD!!!
out with the old...
look at that mess (i think every seal was leaking)
fresh rebuild cylinder head
head is now bolted to my pre-owned block (thanks pull-a-part)
pretty much assembled....time to put her in the car
I ran into a snag...seeing that the automatic car I pulled the donor block from did not have a pilot bearing, I had to source one Sunday morning
back in she goes
The motor is back in and running awesome!!!! No leaking or burning oil, and a lot more torque than before.
Thanks a lot to Brian Hardy and Taylor George, these guys helped me take the old motor out, rebuild the new one, and put it back in leak free in just 3 days!!!!!