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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 11-16-2009, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E30 325i head gasket replacement

hi ppl. my car blew its head gasket and i want to replace it. can u guys give me some advise on what to check when replacing the gasket and what to do. also does anyone know where i can get info on how to remove the cyl. head as i dont want to break anything else. thanks
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Water pump. Check piston rings if you're using oil. Timing belt (since you're there). All other belts.
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disconnect your exhust, oxygen sensor, loosen the belts on the front so you can remove them disconnect any wires going to the head and or hoses. by the way their is a sneaky little coolant hose on the back side of the head near the fire wall once you get the timing belt cover off the frount of the engine loosen the tensioner and remove the belt AND REPLACE IT ALONG WITH THE BELT TENSIONER AND SPRING, remove your valve cover and remove the head bolts in the opposite order that you would tork them so you dont worp the head. i have left some things out other people can fill in the blanks that just the most obvious stuff.
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Timing chain on your M50 engine....
Replace the tensioner though!
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Great content and very helpful thank and keep up the good work.
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