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staceyrenee 02-24-2013 05:13 PM

94 bmw e36 cracked head
can you put an audi cylinder head in a bmw?

Lord Vader 02-25-2013 08:25 AM

Why would you want to?? Most Audi's are V slanted motors and thus, they wont fit.

staceyrenee 02-25-2013 12:27 PM

someone told me you could new to this so forgive my ignorance. Well I think my head cylinder is cracked, white smoke from exhaust, water under coil packs surrounding spark plugs. It's a 94 bmw 325i convertible.

Lord Vader 02-26-2013 08:51 AM

You cant. But thats okay.

The white smoke is a common sign of a blown head gasket. Not nessicarily a cracked head. Check your oil, if it looks milky brown then you have coolant mixing with oil. To confirm for sure, gt a pressure test done.

If the head gasket is blown they will have to remove the head, and most likley machine it at which point the shop doing the work would inspect for cracks.

staceyrenee 02-26-2013 11:10 AM

Theres nothing different about the oil, looks good. They said its a cracked head b/c the 5th and 6th spark plugs were bubbling water and full of it. Maybe they dont know what they are talking about :shifty and its just a head gasket, i bought a cylinder head just in case lol, thanx! :p

Lord Vader 03-02-2013 07:20 PM

Woah, hang on. Did they says WATER, or OIL?? Its quite common for the Valve Cover Gasket (VCG) to crack and fail with age. The VCG is rubber and over time gets hard and brittle. This causes oil to pool in the spark plug wells. Not water.

See pictures:

I dont see how WATER, can get into this area:

staceyrenee 03-03-2013 10:16 AM

There is oil, u can see it smoke and burn when.the engine warms up but yes theres def water in there too, ill post pics in a few

staceyrenee 03-03-2013 10:21 PM

blah, didnt have time to take pics, but he hasnt put my new motor blower in, and the firewall cover has been taken off so im assuming the water in the spark plug wells is from the rain pouring down the windshield and onto the motor, b/c there is nothing there to catch the rain and make it drain down the sides. :conf

Lord Vader 03-04-2013 04:30 PM

Is the car driveable? Under normal cirumstances their shouldnt be water in the plug wells as the Coil packs seal them up. Is the car sitting outside without the hood on or something?

staceyrenee 03-04-2013 06:49 PM

Yes its driveable, no the hood is on im not sure, but there was def water in the wells b/c i cleaned them out myself. :conf

Lord Vader 03-04-2013 07:34 PM

Were the coil packs in place when you cleaned em out? I would definitley look into getting it pressure tested to make sure the head gasket is still intact.

staceyrenee 03-06-2013 05:44 PM

well i already ordered a head so im just goin to replace it

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