1995 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Nikasil engine is a killer
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1995 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530i Sedan (3.0L V8 5-speed Manual)

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Nikasil engine is a killer
By Steven2 on

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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan

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I have this vehicle since it's new. However, it came with a nikasil V8 instead of alusil V8. Gradually the high sulphur of US fuel started to cause problems with the engine. Now it needs engine replacement, $9k plus labor. If you own one with an alusil engine, you should buy a lottery ticket. If you are thinking about getting a used one, you must make sure what type of engine it has. Check the engine block numbers before buying it. It's a very serious problem!

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choice of nikasil and alusil engines.

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test the engine with US fuel before shipping it here.
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