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  1. 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...
  2. 1995 E36 328i head gasket probs

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i have had this 328 for about 2 months, i started to notice a bit of blue smoke and it felt like it was misfiring, i checked the CCV and the diaphram was all split so i replaced the whole thing ith a new one. it felt like it idled better but i still had blue smoke so i took it for a compresion...
  3. 2000 E46 318ci headgasket change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. Have lots of problems with my lovely car. It's leaking coolant from somewhere (from what I can see, running along the headgasket, dripping onto gearbox). But I can't physically see the source of the leak, suspect maybe headgasket. The oil level has risen and is also very glupey and...
  4. 1996 E36 318is - Using Coolant?!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So I went to check the coolant level today in my 318iS (180k on the clock with a previous head rebuild) and the level was RIGHT at the bottom of the tank, I could see the little brass hole at the bottom :jaw-dropping The car has all of it's power, and a healthy vacuum in the camcover when you...
  5. 1998 E39 523i Blown Head Gasket - worth repairing?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, My 523i has over heated and blown a head gasket. As the car seems to be worth about £1200, is it worth repairing? How much is it likely to cost? Thanks for any advice
  6. 1993 E31 850Ci - Head Gasket Replacement

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello knowledgeable ones... I have a head gasket to replace on my 850. Can you give me any tips before i dive in please?
  7. Replacement dilemma: used or reconditioned?

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all I ve had the bad luck to have a dead engine (due to overheating which I did not even notice which apparently damaged the head gasket...):confused Given that I am the least technical person in this forum (so please do not overwhelm me with jargon) which option would you recommend I take...
  8. 1994 E36 325 td No power and overheat

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Wondering if anyone can help. My '94 325td suddenly without warning went stright into the red on the temp gauge tonight while i was driving home. The car then lost nearly all its power but didn't run rough at all, i stopped for a few min and checked the engine, it hadnt boiled over and...
  9. 2005 E46 330D Intermittent steam from exhaust and coolant loss

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi to all on here. This is my first post on here, i was advised that there are some knowledgable people on this forum and as that i have unusual problem it may be a good place to beg some advice. I have a 2005 330D Msport touring, manual, in red with black leather and i love it! I am afraid...
  10. 2001 E46 330i Cab - Coolant Light

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 2001 330 convertible approx 145,000 miles back in late december while on the motorway the engine management light came on it was due for a service 2 days later service was carried out and electrical test came back suggesting incorrect reading in the catalytic convertor an addative...