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Old 02-11-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hello and this is my first post.

My story: I have a nice 740i short sport that has given me joy and pleasure (and some headaches) for the last 2 yrs.

One month ago I purchased a second E38 for my son. It is a 2000 e38 740il with 161,000 miles with a very clean and well kept tan interior and white exterior and had the timing chain guides replaced (that was the deal breaker). It even has all the tools in the trunk and a working glovebox. The body has minimal rust at the bottom of three doors. But....but.... it had a ticking noise in the engine that I thought was fixable, silly me . Turns out the ticking noise was a bent valve(s) in cylinder No.4. The valve(s) broke and the metal pieces scored the cylinder wall. Cylinder No.4 is toast and the engine is toast.

So that's it for my story, I now reach to the members of this forum who can recommend a reputable shop or mechanic in the Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky area that is able to do an engine replacement job. There is another option such as a rebuild the engine, but I don't know the cost. I know this is an expensive job and want to keep the costs manageable without needing a second mortgage.

Thanks in advance

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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I went to several CART/Champ cars races @MidOhio with the owner of justBMW ( http://justbmw.com/ ) - he was an active member of the Buckeye chapter of the BMW CCA. Just North of Dayton there is a small shop called Foreign Car Service - probably a bit to far for you as it is in Huber Heights. The owner of Foreign Car Service is Mike McCarthy...
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Thank you, I will contact these shops.
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