Should I Rebuild My BMW Engine?

Should I Rebuild My BMW Engine?

Owning a BMW can be a thrilling experience, but it can also come with its fair share of maintenance issues. One of the most common issues BMW owners face is engine failure. If your BMW's engine has failed, you may be wondering whether it is better to buy a new one or to get the existing engine remanufactured. 

Common BMW Engine Issues

First, let's take a look at the specific issues BMWs are known for. BMW engines are known for their performance, but they are also notorious for certain problems, including rod bearing failure and VANOS issues. Rod bearings are small metal bearings that help to keep the engine running smoothly. When they fail, they can cause serious damage to the engine. VANOS, on the other hand, is a variable valve timing system that is designed to improve engine performance and efficiency. However, if the VANOS system fails, it can cause engine misfires, rough idling, and reduced power.

Remanufactured vs. Buying New

So, why is it better to buy a remanufactured engine versus buying a new one? There are several reasons. First, a remanufactured engine can be more cost-effective than buying a new one. A new BMW engine can be quite costly, whereas a remanufactured engine can be less expensive. Additionally, a remanufactured engine can often be more reliable than a new engine. When you rebuild an engine, you can address specific issues that may be causing problems – by fixing these issues, you can improve the longevity and durability.

Another reason why buying a remanufactured engine is a good option is that you can customize it. When you rebuild an engine, you have the opportunity to upgrade certain components, such as the pistons, camshafts, and valves. You can choose to use higher quality parts than what may have been originally used in the engine, which can increase its durability, longevity, and performance.

When choosing a remanufactured engine, it is important to choose a reputable and experienced engine remanufacturer that uses high-quality parts and has a thorough quality control process in place. 

Remanufactured vs. Buying Used

While buying a used engine may seem like a good option as well, there are several benefits to go with a remanufactured engine instead. First, you can ensure that the engine has been properly remanufactured and all issues have been addressed. When you buy a used engine, you have no way of knowing its history or how well it was maintained. Additionally, a used engine may have the same issues as your existing engine, which means you will be faced with the same problems in the future. Overall, remanufactured engines offer more control over quality and reliability.

Did you know Ghassan Automotive offers a comprehensive, 2-year, unlimited mile warranty? Plus, all Ghassan Automotive engines are thoroughly tested on our FuelTech engine dyno before getting installed.

In conclusion, if your BMW engine has failed, it is often better to buy a remanufactured engine versus buying a new one. By going with a remanufactured option, you can address specific issues that may be causing problems, customize it to your specific needs, and potentially save money. However, it is important to choose a reputable and experienced engine remanufacturer. With the right engine builder, you can enjoy a reliable and high-performance engine for years to come.

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