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re: vr6 and bmw v8's

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Dave Eaton wrote:
> the bmw v8's have had major difficulties in the usa because the high sulphur
> content of the petrol over there causes the nickel silicate linings of the
> cylinder walls to disappear.  result is a major engine seizure obviously.
> ooooooooppppps.....

i really should be winding down this thread, so i'll keep this short and
sweet.  audi came out with the Ni-Si block for the v8 and it has been
bulletproof.  bmw does likewise and .......

and for the 328i a cast iron block for the USA while alloy for europe....