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Old 01-12-2018, 09:20 PM
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4.6is engine replacement time

Greetings everyone, i'm new to the e53, but not new to the m62b46.

I picked this project up for $2000, not running 4.6is timing guide failure,

It supposedly had the trans rebuilt 1000 miles before engine failure.



I got it home put oil in it and tried to start it, What a noise that put out!! , no throttle response, flashing engine light and stalling. I got the usual p0011, plus many misfire codes.

It looks to me like bent valves, I'm slightly disappointed.

The good news is I have 2, 4.6 engines sitting in my garage

This will be another fun project for me!
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2 spare 4.6 engines... Much envy

Fun project for sure! It is an 02 or 03?
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:16 PM
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2 spare 4.6 engines... Much envy

Fun project for sure! It is an 02 or 03?
yes (2), 4.6, (1) 4.5L eaton m112 supercharged (in use now), and (2) 4.4's and now a 3rd 4.6, 6 motors All for 2 cars I might have too many motors, or is it not enough cars

The x5 4.6is is a 2002, around 134k on it



I'll be buying a set of trim for my e39 from you someday
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Leak down test?

Did you do a cylinder leak down test? Unless the chain skipped a bunch, Maybe you don't have bent valves....
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:28 PM
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Congratulations. Why are you disappointed? You picked up a 4.6is X5 cheap and you have two spare 4.6is engines in your garage so you will be spending very little to make it whole again? Sounds like a win-win to me.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:42 PM
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Congratulations. Why are you disappointed? You picked up a 4.6is X5 cheap and you have two spare 4.6is engines in your garage so you will be spending very little to make it whole again? Sounds like a win-win to me.
I was hoping for a timing guide replacement, Now i'm at engine replacement, And all the "while you're in there" stuff.

4.6 engine $2,865


Everything else so far around $1000, I'm keeping the car for myself so it doesn't matter how much I spend,
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:46 PM
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Did you do a cylinder leak down test? Unless the chain skipped a bunch, Maybe you don't have bent valves....
I have not, I did buy a tester, and will do the test. But at 134k miles it's time to fix the oil leaks and clean the engine bay
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I was hoping for a timing guide replacement, Now i'm at engine replacement, And all the "while you're in there" stuff.

4.6 engine $2,865


Everything else so far around $1000, I'm keeping the car for myself so it doesn't matter how much I spend,
It will make a nice vehicle once you run through it. I love the way they drive and handle and like yourself I just ran through mine to give it the peace of mind that I like to have with any of my BMWs.
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