Ultimately all arguements aside. He was quoted a price that he felt was unfair. So he posted on the forum his opinion. Part of the responsibility of a member is to protect other members from spending too much. That should be a law. lol...
Indeed you can find a whole motor that runs for less than double that price.
Better yet just get an old m30 and pop a turbo on it... it'll last at least 20 years longer. And it's cheaper to run.
Man I'm right on the edge of restarting the 'newer is always better' arguement... but I won't bother this time.
1999 Engine BMW 528i - 263k - $1000 http://www.thorpeauto.com/
1998 Engine BMW 528i - 289k - $1000 http://www.thoroldauto.com/
1997 Engine BMW 528i - 223k - $500 http://www.abeautousedparts.com/
2006 Engine BMW 330i - 201k - $2000 http://www.millersauto.com/
2000 Engine BMW 750iL - 88k - $1500 http://www.mikesautopart.ca/
2004 Engine BMW 325i - ??? - $1800 http://www.plazek.com/
Better yet just buy a whole 528i for under 2k and get everything you need in one shot, then sell the scrap and get 1/3 of that back.