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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-23-2004, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[B]Hi All,
I am a newbie on this board , I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I have a 1988 325.
A few months ago, i changed all my belts and changed the coolant but I didn't burp her correctly which lead to I think a blown gasket (white smoke and coolants out the tail pipe). BUMMED!
Since I alread have the super-eta engine, can I just put the "i" head on? What else do I need? I have bought an "i"head from Germany with the same casting numbers. Can someone help me out with their expertise?

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Old 11-23-2004, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if u were gonna try the i head convert u would just need i cam dual valve springs & i ecu

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Old 11-23-2004, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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can't realy remember but the ETA engine is a lot different to a m20 B25 it's 2.8lt and very low reving to get good mpg i htink they change the cam overlap as well so you'ed need to fit a full head but the block is bored and stroked I think someone i know tried it many years ago and they had troudle with the valves clipping the pistons the eta was also very high compression for a petrol.
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if you just blew the head gasket why replace the whole head?? a head gasket from bavauto is like 25$???????
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Old 12-02-2004, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 1984 325e and I have put a 325i head, cams and valve springs on it and it works great.
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