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  1. N53 headgasket tightening sequence help

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I've just received my new head gasket it's a multilayer steel gasket and I'm having problems understanding the tightening sequence I can understand the original bmw gasket sequence but not this I'll post a pic any advice would be appreciated thanks
  2. n53 headgasket

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi is there any how to guides on replacing a 6pot n53 headgasket ive got yellow gunk on the coolant cap and ive just performed a test on the coolant tank and the blue liquid turned green and also do i need any special tools apart from the timing jig and also does any body no what i would cost...
  3. 328is issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey so I bought my second E36 this weekend. It's a 1997 328is auto with 200k+ miles. I knew it was shabby but didn't expect these issues!.. If anyone could please give any advice, I will list the issues below: - The car is not getting upto temp unless sat in traffic for a while - i do a lot of...
  4. E46 318i '99 (M43 B19) - Headgasket removed, but looks okay?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'd really appreciate some insight please. Having had trouble with my car overheating a lot and loads of gasses being pumped into the cooling system and after a compression test that showed low results for all the cylinders, I have removed the headgasket. I checked with a couple of garages...
  5. Headgasket Gone, any advice please? -E46 318i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm fairly sure my headgasket has gone on my car (E46 318i T reg). I posted previously about massive pressure build up in the coolant system. I'd looked for leaks and splits in the expansion tank, but found none. I realised the fan wasn't turning on, so I configured it to run all the time...
  6. 330Ci Blown Headgasket

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Everyone! I'm new to the BMW scene after being into my performance fords for the last 10 years. I have recently acquired a 2003 330Ci coupe with a blown headgasket. I'm swaying towards heading down the road of just swapping the lump out rather than attempting a repair. What model year engine...
  7. Urgent query - blown headgasket!!!??

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Lads, In a fooken muddle!! recently got an engine rebuild done about 4 months ago - prior to this the car was misfiring every two weeks with oil found in the spark plugs, got the engine rebuilt for a hefty price and now my god dammned self is in the same mess as I was before - the car is...
  8. 2004 E46 320CD burning water but headgasket is fine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys I have a bmw 320cd that is using litres of water in a matter of hours, I changed the headgasket a few weeks ago and thought that something may have gone wrong so I took it all apart again and took it to the engine shop and he said it hadn't warped and the gasket was ok, so im totally...
  9. 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...
  10. E36 328i Owner - Headgasket gone?

    Hi, During the summer, i purchased a E36 328i Sport in blue with grey leather. Its a good clean car, interior is in decent condition and the exterior is alright. Body of the car seems good enough, it does have a bit of bubbling spot on the P/S rear arch and the same just under the boot. My...
  11. bmw 316ti possible blown headgasket

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi im new here not had the car long an think my heads just blown :( Its a 51 plate 316ti an i have just been driving home pulling away from some lights an i got massive amounts of white smoke and a slight loss of power from the car. I managed to limp it the last mile home an discovered mayo...
  12. 2002 E46 325TI Compact - Headgasket?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey Guys Having huge problems kinda making me stressed and worried, the last couple of days when starting the car up ive been getting a puff of thick smoke coming out of the exhaust. Secondly when im driving and revving over 2000 rpm on and of and let go of the gas i hear a noise like a...
  13. 2000 323ci e46, think the headgasket is gone.

    BMW Tuning Forum
    After reading some 1s post the other day i noticed my car was steaming more than usual. so i decided to look under the filler cap, loads of white gunk, and also a tiny bit on the dipstick. no it was noted that the car had oil all down the back of the exhaust and all over the bottom of the...
  14. 2002 318ci possible headgasket failure???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 2002 e46 318 coupé, n42b20 engine, since owning it for the past few months it has been going through a liter of oil a week. Whilst topping the oil up today i thought id check the coolant level and noticed the coolant was a thick consistency, and when you touch it, it feels like it has...
  15. How long to replace the headgasket on an M50 2 litre?

    General BMW Discussions
    Contemplating getting this done on the e34 after xmas etc, does anyone know how long a decent garage would take to do this job? Trying to work out if itll be worth it Anyone had this done allready? Is it a worthwhile fix? Im not confident enough to do it myself like Appreciate any feedback...
  16. 2002 e46 320ci Headgasket cost

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Allthough i love the drive, this car is the most problematic car i have ever owned. :mad Looks likely to be head gasket (cylinder to cooling jacket) Symptoms: Small loss of water without any visible signs of a leak. Missfire from cold after being stood for a couple of days. Top hose...
  17. 2002 bmw 318ci new headgasket fitted now running lumpy

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello there new to the site , recently bought a 2002 318ci which needed a new headgasket, which has now been fitted , it now sounds really lumpy , and the codes we are getting are P0050 and P0341 , we have looked up what they mean , but where do we start , any help would be much appreciated as...
  18. BMW Headgasket Failures

    General BMW Discussions
    Just wondered peoples experiences of this... The e34s got, i think, a blown headgasket and a couple of mates have said bmws are known for this but i dont agree as ive owned a few. Just got me thinking as well with the other thread today with the 330 thats had a new headgasket. I wouldnt say...
  19. 2000 E46 323Ci - Convertible head gasket?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I brought my car in April and have since had various problems. Car is a e46 323ci convertible with the m sport kit.. 90,000 miles, Paid £5000 and have spent another £900 since. I was losing coolant so took to a local bmw specialist who said the radiator was sagging at the...
  20. 1998 E36 328 Headgasket?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    right guys I have now tried to bleed system around 10 times, everytime it fine on idle but overheats while driving, noticed a cloud of white smoke (I think its white) on every start up. Head gasket away?