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Used BMW Engines

All used BMW Engines listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for BMW are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Engines

The BMW full complete engine is the power machine of your car, literally converting energy, in the form of fuel, into movement, known as an internal combustion engine. When you buy a replacement BMW full complete engine you are buying the whole engine as a complete unit with all the major components present. Usually a BMW full complete engine will consist of intake, ignition, compression, and exhaust. It is important to make sure that the model> full complete engine contains the essential components needed to run your car. This includes valves, namely the intake valve and exhaust valve; valve springs, cylinders, camshafts, spark plug; piston; piston rings; connecting rod, crankshaft, head gasket and sump.

There are different types of complete engines so it is a good idea to make sure you know which type of BMW full complete engine you would like to buy. It is important to make sure that the type of complete engine you purchase is compatible with your car. Straight engines are a common type of complete engine and are lighter and more compact than other types of engine. Run with four cylinders which are all set in a straight line, this type of engine is usually the most economical to run and are generally cheaper to make than other types of engine. Another common complete engine type is a V Type engine. The V Type engine is usually used in high performance cars, such as racing cars offering high speed performance when needed. The length of the engine is shorter in a V Type and the cylinders are arranged at 90 degree angles from each other, differing to the straight cylinder arrangement in the straight engine. A boxer engine is usually fitted in the rear of the car, unlike most engines which are usually found under the bonnet. The boxer engine has two cylinder heads at opposite ends of the crankshaft. The boxer style engine has a low center of gravity so is stable and solid, and runs smoothly when the car is idling, but it is a lot wider than other engine types so can be tricky to fit into some small cars and also has a tendency to be noisier than other engine types. A diesel engine is different to other engine types in that it runs on diesel instead of petrol. Another major difference is a diesel engine doesn't need spark plugs because ignition of the engine happens by the fuel and air being compressed before it reaches the combustion chamber. A diesel engine is more fuel efficient than a petrol engine and tends to last much longer than other engine types.

You may need to replace your BMW full complete engine because your old engine has broken or you may simply be wishing to upgrade your BMW full complete engine with one that works better and will save on fuel costs. It is important to search for the right make, model and year of your car, as well as the type of engine that you require, to get the right BMW full complete engine for your car. If your BMW full complete engine needs replacing there are a number of things that could have gone wrong, but often it is down to the engine not running properly or efficiently due to compression issues, which is often a result of a damaged or faulty head gasket. If damaged the head gasket can present major problems for the rest of the engine and significantly affect engine performance. The cost to replace a head gasket can be expensive and it can often be more cost effective to buy a complete replacement engine, making sure the engine type will fit in your car.

You will be able to buy a new engine or you may wish to opt for a used complete full engine. Maybe one that has been salvaged from a car that has been in an accident or just an old car that is no longer on the road, or a used engine that has been rebuilt to ensure it is back to a good working condition, or, indeed, a complete engine that doesn't actually work which you can use for parts.

BMW trivia

  • Everyone knows what the BMW logo looks like, but do you know what it represents? Most people think it's inspired by propellers (because of BMW's aviation history), but it's really just the same colour scheme as the Bavarian flag and was designed to showcase Bavaria.
  • It might not be the accessory that everyone needs, but for BMW drivers in South Africa who were worried about carjackers, the 'Blaster' was a flamethrower that shot huge flames from either side of the car. Not currently available in the UK…
  • One of the reasons older BMWs keep their value is because it's easy to get spare parts for even the oldest models. That's because BMW has carried on making car parts, even for cars that were built in WWII.
  • Electric cars might be all the rage now, but BMW built their first one in 1972 and called it the BMW 1602e. It didn't quite make it to market though, thanks to the fact that it could only hold a twenty-minute charge.
  • The BMW 3.0CSL was sold in the 70s and had the unusual addition of a spoiler that was kept in the boot. The owner could install it if they wanted to, but BMW couldn't sell the car with the spoiler attached because of road laws!