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  1. Very basic motor rebuild

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2001 318 Ci with a leaky head gasket , since im about to fix it what other parts should I change seeing the motor is gonna be open? its a pretty high mileage car with poor maintenance from what i can tell. It just clocked over 250.000k kms. So far I've done the water pump and the oil...
  2. E46 Engine problem, possibly head gasket

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I'm new and not very mechanically-minded (female) and I joined to see if anyone can help me with a problem with my 2004 E46 facelift model, 320i petrol/manual MSport convertible, I'm told that it has the N63 engine. I do an 80 mile commute to work daily and the car is essential as I am...
  3. M62 none vanos Head Gasket Discontinued??

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, just looking for some advice and guidance. I own a E38 740i 4.4 1997 so the none vanos m62 engine. I have a blown head gasket, I have been told that they are now discontinued. Now if this is the case has anyone been able to source them from anywhere else? (I know I could just drop a...
  4. E46 318I M43 Manual 2001 Oil in coolant, Bad head gasket? Oil cooler?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My car has overheated at least ten times by now, I've changed everything in the cooling system, except for the radiator and expansion tank's cap. After couple months of peace, it overheated again, first I thought it could be the fan since it was not working when car got hot, but I...
  5. 2004 316ti Sport Auto - White smoke and liquid from tailpipe - please help!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hey everyone off to a painful start on owning a car - having just bought a little 316ti compact sport last week. got it back from seller 90 miles away no problems on saturday, only to find a slight oil dripping leak overnight. used it for short drives for a few days - all fine bar the dripping...
  6. Colling system issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I bought my 04 reg ,318i 2.0L two months ago. Few weeks ago I noticed coolant lost (yellow warning sign on). I kept topping up the system each time it was needed as I was unable to locate the leak. Then couple of days ago expansion tank burst and all the coolant escaped the system. There...
  7. 318ci E46 - Head Gasket, CCV, ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys. I have the opportunity to purchase a 2000 BMW 318ci. It's a car that has been parked up for a while due to what is apparently a bad head gasket. I went to see the car today and found a couple of interesting things. The car did start and was just puring clouds of white smoke out of...
  8. M44 Compression Results

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I've had issues with my car burning oil, intermittent rough idle and blowing out the oil filler (blow by?) I did a Compression Test with the engine warm, and here are the results: Cyl 1 Dry: 210 PSI Cyl 1 Wet: 250PSI Cyl 2 Dry: 210PSI Cyl 2 Wet: 250 PSI Cyl 3 Dry: 210 PSI Cyl 3...
  9. E46 Advice 318ci - Head Gasket blown. Fix or sell?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, This is my first post and was hoping to get some advice, I've got a BMW E46 318ci with the full M3 body kit/alloys. Looks Awesome! However the head gasket has blown and I don't know whether its worth the repair costs. I was wondering what you reckon I should do? Sell or repair...
  10. 1994 316i possible head gasket blown??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey I've been trying to find the answer to my problem but can't find anything that fits my issue. I have a 1994 316i automatic, I've had it for a few weeks and one day I was driving and when I took off from a stop sign it died, it did restart but I had to be very gentle on the gas when taking...
  11. Hello and advice needed on 1996 316i head gaskets

    Introductions
    My name's Fe and I'm entirely new to owning a BMW (as of last week!). I now have a 1996 316i E36 which I really like due, in part, to the charming quirkiness of having both a 1.6l engine and a spoiler! Unfortunately, due to an incredible level of bad luck, my car managed to blow a head gasket...
  12. 2000 318ci m43 timing issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey everyone I recently did the head gasket on the motor but now the timing is out and wondered if anyone knows what the camshaft should be set as in relation to cylinder 1 TDC, exhaust valve open/intake valve open/both closed with lobes up/both closed with lobes down etc.....????? Many thanks
  13. E36 323i HG problem or vapor?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I would be more than happy if you could help me regarding my 323i! Today when I checked my beloved one I noticed less than 1mm silverish film on the inside of the oil cap:jaw-dropping. The engine does not overheat, no exhaust smoke at all, the temp needle sticks in the middle, no...
  14. E39 520i M52tub20 gone headgasket?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi (This is a long post, so if anyone doesn't bother to read the whole, just scroll down to summary ;) ) My problems started when I noticed there was not coming any heat into the cabin, and the coolant temp never would reach 12 o'clock mark in the dash. At first I thought that the termostat...
  15. 2001 e39 530d manual - failure, hit high revs, white smoke blown off coolant pipe help!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi im new to the forum, would appreciate any help. Bought the car about 2 months ago. Was running fine. has quite high miles at almost 240k. last week my bmw 530d. went into high revs while i was doing 70mph on a bypass, i couldnt control it. tried turning ignition off, but revving continued...
  16. Possible Head gasket failure? (pics included)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, This morning I noticed my oil was low and took the oil cap off and thought 'crap'. Yellow cream mayonaise all over it and all over the inside where you can see into the engine block when the oil cap is removed. I have been doing lots of 2 mile journeys for 7 weeks (University) so it...
  17. head gasket/coolant/exhaust 96 328i white smoke/overheated/oil leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey gang. This is a little winded but here goes. Clutch fan bearings went bad and fan got stuck. I removed it and the water pump and replaced the pump and thermostat. Refilled coolant and ran fan less for 2 days. Started leaking oil from the block( undetermined) and overheated after short...
  18. 1998 316i - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?! hear me out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right, from the beginning. Driving home from work when I noticed the engine temp needle was creeping past 12 o'clock. Pull over, top hose blown off radiator (along with plastic neck on radiator) steam pouring out. I diagnosed this as thermostat and took it to my local garage, he fitted me a...
  19. Possible head gasket leak?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I've just a week ago bought a bmw 320i coupe 2007 reg and I experienced a few misfires and an eml light came on I took it for a diagnostics and was told that there is possibly an issue with the thermostat or catalytic converter however the errors were cleared and than nothing came up...
  20. E46 318i M43 Head gasket/Cracked head problem HELP!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, I'm in need of some serious help. I've just brought a 2001 318i m43 engine with the head gasket gone. I've spent the last 2 days doing the head gasket. I had it skimmed, was meticulous in detail and I'm sure I've done everything right. Except I've just started it up and its not...
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