View Full Version : Help on a bmw 97 E18i

01-28-2013, 05:41 PM
im not new to building cars how ever I am new to this thread adn new to BMWs I am in the process of re building my girlfriends 97' E18 and i have gotten pretty much screwed over from the last shop i went to, and i was told i need a new engine for it from many sources and got charged a grand of work for nothing. so id figure id do it my self and save the money. and well here i am stuck haha and dont know what to do. i pulled the motor apart and everything was fine exept 2 pistons they had sever head damage to them including the block it self so i was wondering if it would be cheaper to but a new motor VS. just replacing the pistons and re-bore the block? thanks in advanced!

01-28-2013, 05:55 PM
1997 E18? They don't make an E18. Especially a 1997. You mean E38?

01-30-2013, 04:44 AM
yeah that might be it haha like i said im new to the whole BMW sceen haha and i just need a new motor or maybe just the pistons and block if possible. haha

01-30-2013, 05:49 AM
Looking at the tread title, did you mean 318i?

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02-05-2013, 08:24 PM
well its her car not mine so i just sold it and bought a subaru instead to much confusion haha but i will keep updates on my wrx tho :D