I think

by TexasDave


you'll find the 170 to be undersized to haul a 2900# trailer, especially if you plan on being on any highways, and not just country roads.

Not sure what you mean by decent compression, numbers would help. Book calls for 105 psi. Oil burning can be from several issues.

I have not done any conversions to V8s, but others here have, and will chime in.

I like the 170 for my M5 and we are doing an extensive overhaul to include bigger intakes, better cam, HC head, etc.

Ted Jensen on this forum is a high quality engine builder, he is in NY, not sure where you are located. but you might talk to him, just post up a query to him, he is a regular board reader

Posted on Dec 4, 2017, 4:14 PM
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