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2005 bmw 120i n46
04-04-2019, 04:03 PM
Post: #1
2005 bmw 120i n46
hi guyz

i have a 05 n46 120i, not running

i'm looking for advises regarding the engine repairs
i'm opting for restoring with an import costing R22,5k

another option is to rebuild the current motor ,but there are some staffs missing (pistons, head stripped)

Some1 is selling a used motor(head ,block and sump) for 10k

any advice ???

thanksTy

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04-04-2019, 04:27 PM
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2005 bmw 120i n46
What's up boss,
You're best bet is getting a locally reconditioned head and block with new internals and new sump. Obviously with new gaskets. Maybe you can refurbish the crankshaft if it isnt too damaged. To save some cash on fuelling try getting a used HPFP but dont compromise on injectors. I would look at getting aftermarket crankshaft bearings as well as changing to Shell Fully synthetic oil(most easily available as every shell petrol station keeps them 24/7)
Keep us updated :D

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04-04-2019, 07:48 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
thanks so much bro. ill get to it and let you know my out come. so long ill be checking prices..do you have a reputable shop where i will buy these staffs?

thanks
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05-04-2019, 08:16 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
Would an import motor not be a better choice

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05-04-2019, 08:48 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(05-04-2019 08:16 AM)Captain_Stealth Wrote:  Would an import motor not be a better choice
the thing is im afraid of going through that paperwork term, its juss so stressful !!
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05-04-2019, 09:17 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(05-04-2019 08:48 AM)cassidy Wrote:  
(05-04-2019 08:16 AM)Captain_Stealth Wrote:  Would an import motor not be a better choice
the thing is im afraid of going through that paperwork term, its juss so stressful !!

To be honest trying to fix the motor how you want to might be very expensive. of just do a lexus V8 swap Fencelook

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05-04-2019, 10:48 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(04-04-2019 07:48 PM)cassidy Wrote:  thanks so much bro. ill get to it and let you know my out come. so long ill be checking prices..do you have a reputable shop where i will buy these staffs?

thanks
Jap Engine and Gearbox will definitely be able to sort you out. Best place to start is with part numbers.
Get a list from BMW service shop and give it to Jap auto. Not sure who's going to rebuild the engine for you but I've used SR Speedworx for years and they've rebuilt the most premium BMW motors.

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05-04-2019, 11:30 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
thank sir, im working on it so long, appreciated
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07-05-2019, 02:53 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
[quote='Jive_m135i' pid='1394999' dateline='1554388043']
What's up boss,
You're best bet is getting a locally reconditioned head and block with new internals and new sump. Obviously with new gaskets. Maybe you can refurbish the crankshaft if it isnt too damaged. To save some cash on fuelling try getting a used HPFP but dont compromise on injectors. I would look at getting aftermarket crankshaft bearings as well as changing to Shell Fully synthetic oil(most easily available as every shell petrol station keeps them 24/7)
Keep us updated :D

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hi good pple

so i got the motor, and stripped it off, they will be doing a rebuild soonest

thanks for advice

however, is there anyone who has used alibaba so far ?for shopping, wanna put some extras when she will be running

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07-05-2019, 03:23 PM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2019 03:24 PM by evnmopwr.)
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(07-05-2019 02:53 PM)cassidy Wrote:  [quote='Jive_m135i' pid='1394999' dateline='1554388043']
What's up boss,
You're best bet is getting a locally reconditioned head and block with new internals and new sump. Obviously with new gaskets. Maybe you can refurbish the crankshaft if it isnt too damaged. To save some cash on fuelling try getting a used HPFP but dont compromise on injectors. I would look at getting aftermarket crankshaft bearings as well as changing to Shell Fully synthetic oil(most easily available as every shell petrol station keeps them 24/7)
Keep us updated :D

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hi good pple

so i got the motor, and stripped it off, they will be doing a rebuild soonest

thanks for advice

however, is there anyone who has used alibaba so far ?for shopping, wanna put some extras when she will be running

Alibaba is Wholesale.

You need to shop on Aliexpress which is the same people just for Single purchases.

I bought on Aliexpress, Stuff is cheap and its reliable.. tracking numbers etc.

It gets expensive when it lands in our beloved country. Car parts have a high import tax from what i noticed... cannot remember percentage and how they calculate what they going to tax you
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07-05-2019, 03:35 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(04-04-2019 04:03 PM)cassidy Wrote:  hi guyz

i have a 05 n46 120i, not running

i'm looking for advises regarding the engine repairs
i'm opting for restoring with an import costing R22,5k

another option is to rebuild the current motor ,but there are some staffs missing (pistons, head stripped)

Some1 is selling a used motor(head ,block and sump) for 10k

any advice ???

thanksTy

Welcome,

What was wrong with the engine in the first place ?

Regards
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09-05-2019, 08:57 AM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2019 08:58 AM by cassidy.)
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(07-05-2019 03:23 PM)evnmopwr Wrote:  
(07-05-2019 02:53 PM)cassidy Wrote:  [quote='Jive_m135i' pid='1394999' dateline='1554388043']
What's up boss,
You're best bet is getting a locally reconditioned head and block with new internals and new sump. Obviously with new gaskets. Maybe you can refurbish the crankshaft if it isnt too damaged. To save some cash on fuelling try getting a used HPFP but dont compromise on injectors. I would look at getting aftermarket crankshaft bearings as well as changing to Shell Fully synthetic oil(most easily available as every shell petrol station keeps them 24/7)
Keep us updated :D

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hi good pple

so i got the motor, and stripped it off, they will be doing a rebuild soonest

thanks for advice

however, is there anyone who has used alibaba so far ?for shopping, wanna put some extras when she will be running

Alibaba is Wholesale.

You need to shop on Aliexpress which is the same people just for Single purchases.

I bought on Aliexpress, Stuff is cheap and its reliable.. tracking numbers etc.

It gets expensive when it lands in our beloved country. Car parts have a high import tax from what i noticed... cannot remember percentage and how they calculate what they going to tax you
thanks will do so

(07-05-2019 03:35 PM)CA_130 Wrote:  
(04-04-2019 04:03 PM)cassidy Wrote:  hi guyz

i have a 05 n46 120i, not running

i'm looking for advises regarding the engine repairs
i'm opting for restoring with an import costing R22,5k

another option is to rebuild the current motor ,but there are some staffs missing (pistons, head stripped)

Some1 is selling a used motor(head ,block and sump) for 10k

any advice ???

thanksTy

Welcome,

What was wrong with the engine in the first place ?

Regards

got the car as a non runner, parts where stripped of, seem like the engine dropped 3 valves and damaged the block

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09-05-2019, 09:13 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
Such a complicated motor you have. Rebuilding will be more expensive. Buy a used motor...fix the car and sell as soon as you can. N46 is the worse engine made by bmw...just my view.

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09-05-2019, 10:18 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
previous owner that had my car, had the motor rebuilt then it failed and then put another motor and it also failed so he replaced it with a toyota V8 lol

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10-05-2019, 03:42 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(09-05-2019 09:13 AM)Twinz Wrote:  Such a complicated motor you have. Rebuilding will be more expensive. Buy a used motor...fix the car and sell as soon as you can. N46 is the worse engine made by bmw...just my view.

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i think ill go through that route

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05-06-2019, 07:07 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
You cannot go that road do not take any advice's. Get a proper south African mechanic he will sort it out
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06-06-2019, 03:19 PM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
(05-06-2019 07:07 PM)1979papijan Wrote:  You cannot go that road do not take any advice's. Get a proper south African mechanic he will sort it out
hi 1979papijanTyi have so had someone who has to fix it up, just had to find everything needed in place so as to work on the car at once, he doesn't like to fix in pieces,

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27-08-2019, 11:35 AM
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RE: 2005 bmw 120i n46
good day

so we have installed used motor, the engine swings, Spark is there on all coil packs, fuel is coming in and also shoots from the nosles all 4,but it does not start, it gives a pick as it wants to run and dies, goes again on the next revolution

any idea to go further on this ?

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