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

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Nikasil engine is a killer
By Steven2 on


1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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!

Best Features

choice of nikasil and alusil engines.

Worst Features

test the engine with US fuel before shipping it here.
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