The cost of parts is definitely discouraging. I spread out all my parts over about 2-3 months. After the machine shop work my wallet is lookin pretty empty right nowA stroker rebuild is something I am planning for my 2.8 at the moment, only I want to be all engine. Will be a while before I get to do it, but OEM parts and plans don't really change. Subed for sure!
If he is lucky, previous owner has instlled 30mm serts. If they are 24mm, this is an issue.Nice progress so far. Hmmm Davew has a very good point.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It looks like PO cheaped out and decided to use the $90 timesert kit, instead of the $500 BMW specific kit that has all the proper install tools. Luckily the inserts are 30mm, so at least he cheaped on the right way. Anyways got the new bushings (2 of them) pressed and drilled for $10 at the local machine shop, but they dont fit the wrist pins. Going to have to take them back to be honed to each specific wrist pin.If he is lucky, previous owner has instlled 30mm serts. If they are 24mm, this is an issue.
There is no oil passage through the connecting rod, the bearing will need to be drilled after installation as you are relying on oil from the squirters to find its way in there. No hole, no oil.
Predrilling the hole would make correct alignment very difficult during installation.