NZ00Z3

What engine rebuild books do you recommend?

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Hi

There is an old M54B25 sitting in my shed and winter boredom has got the better of me.  Going to pull the engine apart and put it back together a couple of times as a self learning task.  Would like to learn the correct way of doing things and tolerances/clearances etc.  Depending on what I find (and my skill) it may never run again.

Have a couple of workshop manuals that cover the basics but looking for more in-depth books.  What are your favorite engine rebuild books for BMW engines.

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Bentley. Purchased the set of two when i had the 530 these covered a wide range of topic's including engine dismantle. These were not cheap I might add but hands above any others I have come across. Check out your local library they may have a section on car manuals or do a google search you may find a pdf file that you could download.

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51 minutes ago, NZ00Z3 said:

Depending on what I find (and my skill) it may never run again.

:D  that's gold.

+1 for Bentley.  Had Bentley for my VW GTi A2 16v (clutch job, water pump, suspension, brakes); e30 325i Touring (general maintenance); and my  e46 325i Touring (brakes, suspension, general maintenance).

The books sell easily when you're done with them.  They have a metric sh*t-ton of info in them, excellent wiring diagrams, and put Haynes manuals to shame.

If you can't find it locally, Amazon's a good source.

HTH

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I have the e39 Bentley pdf here if it'd be helpful. I hate trees myself, but the pdf has its uses. :)

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Thank you for your suggestions

Should have listed my resources in the first post.  I have the following on hand:

- Bentley Z3, which covers the M52 and M54 engines

- Haynes 3 series (Sept 1998 to 2006)

- TIS.  Not the best flowing app in the world, maybe my Kiwi brain is struggling with the conversion to Germany thinking and how they put thing into order.

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