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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!
Favorite Features
choice of nikasil and alusil engines.
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test the engine with US fuel before shipping it here.
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