Hi - I'm new to the site and was hoping someone can help me out - I have a 316i Compact 1997 e36 M43 - The head gasket is blown - it is stripped down with the head off - I need to know:-
The torque settings for the head and angle settings, as i can't find a manual for love nor money, that covers this engine - I've looked at the Bentley one which covers the M42 & M44 - but it doesn't appear to cover mine.
If this is dumb question please forgive me for my ignorance - However some accurate data would be gratefully received - i'm currently having to drive a Kia Picanto!!!!!
I think 10Nm would be sufficient but if you experience any weepage then slacken and re-tighten, this will sort it out...
Don't overtighten but you may want to do an extra quarter-turn to be sure !
Always start from the middle of the head and work in a circular motion (I mean the centre-most bolts, then the next to the right, then over to the left bolts, and so-on...)
Good luck !
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