Good N54 Longblock Engine or Motor for 135i/335i

suspenceful

700 HP Club (N54)
Aug 1, 2017
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2015 M3, 2008 135i, 2009 335i
Sadly, the motor in my 135i let go. Seems to be a ring or ringland on cylinder #3. For the purpose of getting back on the road quickly, I'd like to buy a used motor to swap in.

I need this motor to be in known good-working condition.

Needs to fit my manual 2008 135i
Compression numbers and/or videos
Under 80k miles

I have a few local options for $2,000+, but I want to keep my core and ideally spend less than that.

Will pickup in Wisconsin, otherwise will need it shipped to commercial address in 54136 zip code.

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Bmwfixerguy1

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Jun 5, 2017
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Trying to be helpful not bash but.. Your gonna be real hard pressed to find something worthy of your engine bay for that kinda coin..
Have you considered rebuilding what your have? I know a fella on ebay was selling complete kits of rods, custom jewelry pistons and bearings for an affordable working class kinda guy
 

suspenceful

700 HP Club (N54)
Aug 1, 2017
542
551
0
Ride
2015 M3, 2008 135i, 2009 335i
Trying to be helpful not bash but.. Your gonna be real hard pressed to find something worthy of your engine bay for that kinda coin..
Have you considered rebuilding what your have? I know a fella on ebay was selling complete kits of rods, custom jewelry pistons and bearings for an affordable working class kinda guy

No offense taken - that's what I'm finding as well.

Do you have a link to that eBay package deal?
 

Bmwfixerguy1

Lieutenant
Jun 5, 2017
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288
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07 335i MT
No offense taken - that's what I'm finding as well.

Do you have a link to that eBay package deal?
I actually looked right after the seller is monkey racing or something like that.. I did look and there is quite a drop in longblocks they seem to have gone down a bunch.. Don't know your situation but it just seems like the time to build a motor :)