I would like to know if any of you have changed the timing profile gasket on your own.
My mechanic told me that you are really just supposed to do a whole head rebuild from the head gasket up. He said he could do it from the front, but it might take three tries and by that time it would have ended up costing the same anyway. I am a lowly social worker in DC. must avoid added expenses...
Now, I did a head rebuild on my '89 325 a few years ago and my old man is still driving that car, so I am not afraid of doing the 318, but I did the clutch, the rear mainseal, new steering rack, crank seal, and a few other random things the past couple of months worth of weekends, and my girlfriend is getting a little bit pissy about it. So, this being the last thing I have to do, does anyone out there know exactly where this profile gasket that is dropping all my coolant is and if I can get to it without taking off the head????
Any advice would be terribly appreciated, even if you just want to explain to me why I have to do the whole thing, (or not), as I am never getting rid of this awesome car. Oh yeah, and is it the upper or the lower or both?