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      02-01-2014, 02:17 AM   #2003
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Couldn't at least one of the heads typically be saved and both if no pistons failed catastrophically? Under warranty you would most likely get an entirely new "short engine" as BMW calls it, but doing the work out of warranty that might not be the least expensive route.
There's always parts that can be saved. I wasn't thinking of the question from that angle. Hard to say what angle I was thinking in hindsight; was thinking most of the bottom end as "entirely new engine." But I guess you're right...if the heads are fine then you only need a short block, not a long block.