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BMW Crankshaft and Engine Bearings

Contact BMW POWER for all your engine bearing requirements on 082-4400664

Fitting the correct engine bearings and premature malfunction can arise from a host of reasons.  When building an engine, fitting the crankshaft bearings is always touchy. Crankshaft bearings and their respecticve journals are probably the most important rotating parts of any engine and there are many reasons that can be attributed to premature ‘crank to bearing’ failure. Stripping the engine will always show evidence to which part is the culprit.

The crankshaft bearings have a dual function of reducing friction between the rotating journals of the engines crankshaft big end and main journals and the stationary parts, which are the connecting rods and the main caps of the engine block. The main caps are responsible for supporting the crankshaft while the big ends are the crank throws which are responsible for pushing the pistons up and down from TDC  to BDC.

Explosions caused inside the combustion chambers require the bearing material to be extremely strong and therefore a durable metal surface is required. Reducing friction is accomplished by allowing dissimilar metals to slide against each other with less friction and wear and tear than similar materials would do.

Any material used for a process such as this would give the engine bearing certain friction reducing properties and is enhanced by forcing a constant flow of lubricant between the bearing and crank journal, thereby enhancing the reduction in friction between the moving and stationary surfaces. Another one of the bearing’s main functions is to establish and maintain a film of oil and therefore bearings are manufactured from porous materials.

All these functions are harmoniously engineered to work within the smallest acceptable tolerances, however, when a crankshaft or one of its bearings fail the results can be catastrophic. Most often crankshaft to bearing failure is most often associated with a faulty bearing, together with other underlying factors that require a closer inspection which often points to debris of some type or other.  

Some bearing to crankshaft failures are caused by a combination of factors which must be rectified at all costs before repairs can commence. Firstly, ensure that your oil pump is supplying adequate oil flow, and then determining the most likely cause of failure would entail stripping the entire engine down and methodically clean each and every part, paying special attention to the crankcase and its relative components.

Whether you find dirt from grinding remnants in an oil gallery, the smallest dust debris can cause significant damage to bearing surfaces thereby dramatically shortening engine life. Other problem areas to check are malfunctioning oil pumps, improper bearing selection and fuel dilution, which is most often caused by blow-by or simply leaking injectors or carburetor.  

Just as with the installation issues, incorrect machining can also result in bearing to crank failure. An out-of-round crankcase housing bore will cause the main bearing to distort and will be required to be line bored just as an out-of-round connecting rod would require resizing.

BMW POWER suppliers of all oversize BMW engine bearings www.bmwpower.co.za

 

Tips on Buying Motor Parts from a Scrap Yard

LOOKING 4 SPARES ONE-CALL-CENTRE  0861-777722

Looking 4 Spares is your engine and gearbox and spares specialists with over 200 scrap yards and parts suppliers who can assist you when you are looking for spares and accessories for your car, bakkie or motorcycle. If you are looking for any car, bakkie or motor bike spares, LOOKING 4 SPARES is your best bet at linking your parts request to all our participating auto and commercial scrapyards and spares suppliers throughout South Africa.

Here are some tips when buying or selling motor part from a scrap yard:

  1. VISIT www.looking4spares HOME page and complete the parts request form.
  2. Make sure you complete the form with as much accurate information as possible.
  3. Engine and VIN numbers can be found on the licence disc of your vehicle.
  4. The more information you supply, the better your response will be.
  5. Make use of your cell phone camera and upload and send the supplier a picture of your part.
  6. Your e-mail address is important to the parts supplier as this makes a response quick & easy.
  7. Supply a telephone number that will be available during the day at all times.
  8. When contacted by a parts supplier or automotive scrap yard always check out their credentials.
  9. Always insist on a company name, telephone number and address and use GOOGLE maps.
  10. Never pay any supplier before contacting the LOOKING 4 SPARES One-Call-Centre for help.
  11. It’s up to 'the buyer' to understand and know exactly what spare part he is purchasing.
  12. Use your common sense and don’t trust just anyone when buying spares on the internet.
  13. Do not sign for parts that are incorrectly supplied !
LOOKING 4 SPARES offers a free, safe and effective parts locator service. Although we strive to give you the best service possible we cannot be held liable for any motor parts incorrectly supplied, bought or sold through our website or call centre. All our rights are reserved.

Please make use of the LOOKING 4 SPARES SAFE TRADE ACCOUNT Payment Protection Facility. VISIT http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account and read up on how we can help you when buying or selling spares from an unknown supplier or motor scrap yard at a distance or simply contact the LOOKING 4 SPARES One-Call-Centre on 0861-777722.

LOOKING 4 SPARES will send all your parts requests out to our suppliers, auto and commercial scrap yards and reconditioning centres with your name and number. Whoever has the parts that you are looking for will contact you back directly with a quotation. You deal directly with our parts suppliers and used spares scrapyards. We are the largest suppliers of new and used spares, scrap yards parts, engines, engine parts, gearboxes, diff, suspension, steering, brakes and clutch, flywheels, auto body parts, auto electrical spares at the best prices. Contact us today and we will put you in touch with an approved supplier in your area.

We buy cars, bakkies and motorcycles for cash in any condition. We offer you ‘cash-on-the-spot’ for your vehicle and immediate ‘tow-away’ services. Contact us for safe and efficient vehicle scrapping solutions.

LOOKING 4 SPARES It’s a free service and always will be !


The OPEL Scrap Yard

OPEL used spares One-Call-Centre 0861-777722

Over the years Opel has served South Africa and its people and is one of the most popular motor vehicle brands in the country. General Motors Opel has many dealerships across the country and if you drive a new or second hand Opel motor car you will require the services of an Opel service or parts centre at some time or other. There are a few options you have when buying Opel spares and accessories for you car and it’s up to you to decide what type of parts to purchase and where to go.

There are GM dealerships which sell new Opel spares which are readily available if you drive a late model car or van and on the other hand there are the local motor spares suppliers in your area that sell aftermarket replacement parts for Opel’s. The aftermarket or ‘pirate spares’ are replica parts which are almost identical copies of the original Opel part. If you don’t find what you want there is one last, but not least option. The Opel Scrap Yard is a place that will more than likely have the exact original Opel parts that you are looking for. These used Opel spares can be sourced as used spares from an auto or commercial scrap yard that are stripping the same model or series as yours. Opel used spares are easy to find in South Africa, making Opel a popular motor car in the new and used car markets.

The Opel Scrap Yard is the place where you will find Opel cars and vans being dismantled for good used spares and when the time comes you will need to consider whether replacing the old parts with good used Opel spares from a scrap yard near you. The scrap yard offers excellent reusable replacement parts which can be bought at approximately half the price of a the new spares part.

If you are looking for Opel spares contact LOOKING 4 SPARES www.looking4spares.co.za or get hold of the ONE-CALL-CENTRE on 0861-777722 for fast, efficient and friendly service on new and used spares. The LOOKING 4 SPARES call centre will send your parts request out to all participating Opel scrap yards and spares suppliers nationwide, together with YOUR name and YOUR number. Whoever has the parts in stock will contact you back with a quotation. Deal directly with suppliers.

Ask about the LOOKING 4 SPARES Safe Trade Account, a secure Payment Protection Facility when buying parts from an unknown supplier or at a distance or read about it at http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account

LOOKING 4 SPARES It’s a free service and always will be !


The NISSAN Scrap Yard

NISSAN used spares One-Call-Centre 0861-777722

The Nissan Motor Company Ltd is a Japanese multinational automaker head quatered in Japan and originates in the beginning of the Datsun name as early as 1914. The name 'Nissan' originated during the 1930’s as an abbreviation for 'Nippon Sangyo' or famous as Nissan meaning "Zaibatsu".

Nissan has over the years served the South African public and is probably the one of the most popular vehicle brands in the whole of Africa. Nissan in South Africa has many dealerships spread across the nation in most medium to large towns. If you drive a new or second hand Nissan motor vehicle you will at some stage require replacement spares for your car. There are a few options you have when making the decision on where to find and purchase your motor parts.

Firstly there are Nissan dealerships which sell new spares which are usually readily available throughout South Africa and then there are the motor spares shops that sell aftermarket replacement parts for Nissans. These spares are replica parts, copied from the original Nissan part. Thirdly, you can source used spares from an auto or commercial scrap yard. There are countless scrap yards and used spares suppliers spread out across the country. If you are looking for Nissan used spares or a Nissan scrap yard for used parts being stripped from a car the same as yours then you will have to do some scrounging around. Nissan used spares spares are easy to find making the Nissan  brand of cars extremely popular in the new and used car markets in South Africa.

The Nissan Scrap Yard is the place where you will find these vehicles being dismantled for good used car and commercial parts and when the time arises you need to consider whether replacing the old parts with good used Nissan spares from a scrap yard near you is what you want. There are always vehicles being stripped with excellent mechanical and other suitable parts which can be bought at approximately half the price of a new part.

If you are looking for Nissan spares contact LOOKING 4 SPARES www.looking4spares.co.za or contact the ONE-CALL-CENTRE for all your motor vehicle spares requirements 0861-777722 for fast, efficient and friendly services. LOOKING 4 SPARES will send your motor spares request out to all participating scrap yards and parts suppliers nationwide, together with YOUR name and YOUR number. Whoever has the parts you require in stock will contact you back with a quote. Deal directly with suppliers and stop wasting time phoning around.

Ask about the LOOKING 4 SPARES Safe Trade Account, a secure Payment Protection Facility when buying parts from an unknown supplier or at a distance http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account Beware of internet fraud...

LOOKING 4 SPARES It’s a free service and always will be !


The Toyota Scrap Yard

TOYOTA used spares One-Call-Centre: 0861-777722

The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in 1937. In July 2012, the company made public that it had manufactured it's 200 millionth vehicle. Toyota has over the years serviced the South African nation and is probably the most sought after vehicle brand in Africa today. The multi-billion rand minibus taxi industry carries over 60% of South Africa's commuters and therefore Toyota together with the South African government have subsidized Toyota Hi-Ace taxi spares.

Toyota is a household name in South Africa and the Toyota emblem is one of the most widely advertised and better known brand of motor vehicles in the country. The three oval rings in the new logo combine to form the letter "T", which stands for Toyota and the overlapping of the two perpendicular ovals represent relationship and trust between the customer and the company, while the larger oval surrounding both of these inner ovals represents the "global expansion” of Toyota's technology. Toyota companies are Toyota itself including the Scion brand, Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino Motors.

Toyota dealerships and new and used spares are readily available throughout Africa with countless scrap yard and used spares affiliates spread across the country. If you are looking for Toyota used spares or a Toyota scrap yard you notice that Toyota used spares parts are easy to find making the Toyota brand of vehicles extremely popular in the new and used car markets, no matter where you live.

The Toyota Scrap Yard is the place where these vehicles are dismantled for good used spares and when the time arises you should consider replacing the old parts with good used Toyota spares from a Toyota scrap yard near you. Cars, bakkies, SUV’s and trucks with excellent mechanical and other suitable parts are stripped off “write off” vehicles and sold to consumers at a profit.

If you want to fit OEM Toyota parts you will pay the price, but good used spares will save you at least 60-70% in costs. It pays to fit original used Toyota parts to your motor vehicle and in turn you will help reduce the global warming effects on our earths atmosphere which requires everyone to pull together through education and understanding.

If you are looking for Toyota spares contact LOOKING 4 SPARES www.looking4spares.co.za or the ONE-CALL-CENTRE on 0861-777722 for fast and efficient new and used spares service. We will send your parts request out to over 200 scrap yards and parts suppliers nationwide with YOUR name and YOUR number. Whoever has the parts will contact you back with a quotation. Deal directly with suppliers.

Ask about our SAFE TRADE ACCOUNT Payment Protection Facility when buying parts from an unknown supplier or at a distance http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account

LOOKING 4 SPARES It’s a free service and always will be !