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  1. 2004 325xi bone stock

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    I drive a Black 2004 e46 facelift 325xi. I blew out the head gasket diving a little ways without an oil change. I i would fix it but spending 2500 grand just to fix a stock engine seems kinda pointless when I can spend a little more on something fun. Can anyone give me some tips or ideas on it...
  2. Help! Strange problem!

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    Hello, :hi: I'm having a very strange problem with my E46 328i(M52TU). Some might say it's a head gasket, others will say its a cracked cylinder head or block. :argue: The problem occurred before 4 months. When i start up the car it miss fired very badly for 15-20 seconds. After that the car...
  3. Snapped Timing Cover Bolt (70mm) After Replacing Head Gasket

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    Hey folks, I'm new here. I've been doing a top-end rebuild on my 2003 325i--valve job, seals, head gasket, and the other goodies while I'm in there. Things were going great today as I started the timing procedure. Had to go back a couple of steps when I realized I forgot to insert two of the...
  4. Should I Have VCV Valve Changed While Engine Is Apart?

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    Hi guys. Just looking for a little expert advice. 2005 330xi, 160,000 miles. I'm having head gasket replaced. Car started losing coolant, running rough, and misfiring after it had been warm for a while. Leak down test confirmed HG failure between cylinder 5 and 6. Apparently previous owner...
  5. Random Misfires. Possible Head Gasket

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    Hi guys. 2005 330xi. 160,000 mi. Hoping to get a little expert advice trying to pinpoint this misfire problem I'm having. I read for hours but couldn't find matching symptoms. 2 weeks ago I started having these rough idle/random misfires right after i got gas somewhere. Maybe coincidence...
  6. 2004 330ci M54 Head and Gasket Change

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    Hi all, Sad story to begin with. I was on a highway doing about 95mph when a metal piece/ part of semi truck tire flew from underneath the pickup that was in front and hit my bumper,radiator and went underneath the car ripping apart the plastic shield and in the process took out the power...
  7. Cylinder head removal

    Hi Everyone, I am having some trouble at the end of removing my cylinder head, so that I can replace the head gasket on my 2001, 320i. As opposed to telling you what I have done it will be easier to tell you what's left. The exhaust manifold is still connected - because no matter how I tried I...
  8. Head gasket or coolant problems

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    Hi, I bought a used 323i (2000) that had 164,000 miles. I have had nothing but problems. I replaced many parts (clutch arms and bushings, sway bars, transmission pan..) adding up to about 2K. Then the head gasket blew. The mechanic replaced a lot of parts, hoses, thermostat, water pump before he...
  9. 01 325XI Compression Test Results - blown head gasket?

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    Hi there, I've done a compression test on my 325xi with 171k miles. Hoping that the head gasket is not blown, the compression test results are so extreme. The other day I was driving in traffic and I saw the temperature gauge go to the 1 o'clock and I knew it was about to overheat so I pulled...
  10. 01' 325XI compression test results not making sense

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  11. Possible blown head gasket on 2000 BMW 323ci ?

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    First of all, I know there are many posts under " head gasket" but this is my first post and I still had to ask before spending big bucks. A little background,(and the biggest regret of my car ownership life) I had to drive my car after the expansion tank cracked, all the coolant was leaking...
  12. overheating strangeness! (no smoke, no milky oil, no leaks, new parts)

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    2001 325i Manual Wagon 166k factory electric puller fan (no mechanical fan and no front Aux pusher fan) Issue: Short story: blew expansion tank (replaced it) Yes I bled correctly fan not working (replaced it...still not working) Still overheats on highway with RPM between 1500-3500 RPM (no...
  13. Oil Leak and Burning Smell

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    Hi, I have a 2002 325i and I noticed some oil dripping onto a hose into the engine. I opened the oil cap and noticed some black sludge on it. I drove the car and then opened the cap again and this time white smoke came out and it smelled really bad like it was burning. I just had the head...
  14. Blown head gasket

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    I have a 03 330i with a blown head gasket and I'm too broke to have it repaired a shop, anybody know where I can get a good tutorial and doing the repairs myself? I've tried YouTube with no luck. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
  15. E46 M43B19 - Engine Block Problem

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    Hello guys. To keep things short. Bought a project car for cheap. I was either going to part it out or fix it. The car had a blown head gasket so I took the engine apart. I can now see a very mysterious problem. One of the oil passages that go to the top of the head has been either welded in or...
  16. E46 318ci - Head Gasket, CCV, M43B19

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    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 the...
  17. Any E46 Timsert and Camshaft alignment tool

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    Hey all... just had to do the head gasket on my 2001 325i. anyone needing the Timesert drill bits and alignment tool to do the job let me know. $400 for both plus shipping. wanted to post this on the bmw forum before it went up on eBay. fyi its ruffly $450 for the timesert bits, and $70 for the...
  18. Cooling system issue/losing coolant somewhere (need input, maybe headgasket?)

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    Hey folks Running a 323Ci 159,000 miles. Automatic ZF 5HP19 So I've been getting leaks from the bleeder screw above the expansion tank. Replaced the screw. Went away for bit, now the leak is apparently back. I had the car up to rotate the tires today and I decided to look under the front to...
  19. Coolant temp sensor problems?

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    Hi all I'm new, will intro myself properly once I have some nice photos for you all. I bought my first BMW a while back (318ci) and I'm scared its about to get rather costly! I have searched the forum and google but cant get the answers I need. Below is my problem, thanks in advance to anyone...
  20. what are my odds my HG and head are shot after overheating

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    2000 323i 5 speed manual 131000km/81000miles hey guys so last week Thursday on my way home from work at 5am(cool morning) i was driving down the highway going 65mph/110kph and i unfortunately cant say the second i saw the temp gauge rising i pulled over, i was driving after a long shift and was...