pan and lower timing cover off


sideways picture of the oil pump sprocket


rods and pistons!


This is the worst of it as far as the rod bearings go


Looking good so far


Front of engine, I’ll need to get a new timing chain guide since I broke that one. Plus it’s plastic, so it’s probably a good idea anyway.


Didn’t see any scoring in the bores


Time to go to the machine shop!

So that’s as far as I’ve got so far with rebuilding the engine. I took the block and head to two different shops. The head went to a place specializing in BMWs, in fact they had a real E9 3.(0? 5?) CSL race car at their shop. I guess that’s confidence-inspiring.

On the way home, I was given a box full of cool parts by my friend who used to have a bunch of 2002s.


Lots of trim and odds+ends


Real tisa manifolds, Vitaloni mirror, other stuff


Roundel things. I don’t know what the BMW PEG thing is, but I’d sure like to know!


Brand new BMW Huf keys. Not that it matters, they’re rusted to hell and the roundel symbols (the only thing that makes them worth having) is flaking off


Seat label off of his old 3.0CSL



Casting marks on the manifolds


Both manifolds looking sexy, pre-sandblaster

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