Has anyone on here got experience of using Time-Serts, particularly on BMW alloy blocks?
Looks as though the rad fan gave up on my cheap 330 (it worked when I bought it!), and consequently overheated in rush-hour traffic. Light came on so immediately pulled over and stopped the engine. A compression test is telling me 195-125-125-195-185-195...bugger.
So I've a few choices, scrap the car (just had the rear cradle bushes replaced!), fit a new engine (lottery) or fix this one. Some have reported positive results with Time-Serts, some not. Seems to be a common thing that the ones with success replaced all the threads with Time-Serts, not just the odd one or two. I cannot see why they wouldn't work. Only thing is the BMW Time-Sert kit from the States is going to cost me £500 with import taxes and duty. Not fancying that, so looking into getting a guide plate made up by my friendly machinist.
Any on here with experience?