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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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I had some very weird overheating problems with my 97 328. I also had the signs of a blown head gasket. I put Bar's Leak head gasket fix in it.
Get the 30 some dollar a bottle stuff. It is compatible with anitifreeze, so you don't have to flush the system out before you use it.
It fixed a ton of my problems.
To tell if you have a head gasket leak.
Loosing coolant without a visible link.
Very rough running, when you first start it.
More than normal vapor coming from the exhaust.
This stuf works.
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I am curious about what this means, hope the rings aren't going.
There was quite a bit oil on plug 1 and was getting less and less as it went on and till plug 6 there was no oil on the plug at all, infact it looked like what salt looks like on the exterior of a car. Could it possibly be that my head gasket is blown and or an intake gasket?
it was on the plug itself and in the well on cylinder 1 and 2 and maybe 3 I cant remember, but I removed the head a few days ago and took it into a shop. They did a test on it and found a crack by the valve from the water jacket. The head gasket was pretty good and the head was warped a very little bit. They quoted me $600 to fix the head...that is outrageous so I looked at some junk yards and found a used head off of a good engine for $300. I'm going to take that one and get it tested. Seems like a good move to me.
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