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4870Re: rebuilt engine break-in

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  • pld1952
    Dec 10, 2006
      --- In bmwe28@..., Guy DiCesare <guydicesare2000@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Thanks. unfortunately, this guy isn't returning phone
      > calls or emails for over 2 weeks. A detailed receipt
      > was supposed to be left in the car but, of course, was
      > not. Think I'm on my own with the break-in. I'm
      > currently on an island in Alaska and he's in
      > California.
      > --- pld1952 <pld1952@...> wrote:
      >
      > > --- In bmwe28@..., "guydicesare2000"
      > > <guydicesare2000@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I recently had a 3.5 litre engine rebuilt on my 88
      > > 535is. It was
      > > > supposed to be replaced with a 30K used engine but
      > > the mechanic
      > > > decided to rebuild my 250K engine instead....
      > > without telling me.
      > > > It's truly unbeleivable.
      > > > Anyway, I will be reunited with the car next
      > > week. Can anyone tell
      > > me
      > > > the correct break-in procedure (I have to assume
      > > for the moment that
      > > a
      > > > rebuild was actually done, although I have my
      > > doubts). Any help would
      > > > be appreciated. Thanks.
      > > >
      > >
      > > Tell them you want a compression and cylinder
      > > leakage report on this
      > > rebuild. Also make sure the invoice has a detail
      > > list of parts (not a
      > > lump some) If it was a rebuild there should be
      > > plenty of parts. As far
      > > as the break in - they should be telling you how
      > > they want it broke
      > > in. Also I would take it somewhere else that can be
      > > trusted and let
      > > them tell you if it looks like its a rebuild, and
      > > have them do a
      > > compression and leakage test.
      > >
      > > Good luck
      > >
      > >
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      I need some more info - what was the problem with the original
      engine to make you think it needed a rebuild or replacement? How far
      have you driven it since you picked it up? How is it compared to
      before the work was done?
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