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Old 03-13-2007, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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92' 325is coupe head gasket

Well I'll keep this rather short, I am new to these forums and I am buying a 325is 1992 today from the origional owner. The body and most of the car is in imaculate condition BUT!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to need to replace the head gaskets, my father is a mechanic and has been for god knows how long and has done this on our other vehicles before. I am just curious as this would be our first inlnie 6 engine we have ever worked on, how difficult is it in comparison to our V6 we have done? Someone suggested the get the engine taken right out of the car, but we don't have a lift, can we just take it apart in the car like we have done with our other vehicles?

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yes you can just leave it in the car, it's certainly not easy, but it is doable, here's a good article

Pelican Technical Article: BMW Head Gasket Replacement

i'm sure that with that article and your dad's experience you can get it done
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yes you can just leave it in the car, it's certainly not easy, but it is doable, here's a good article

Pelican Technical Article: BMW Head Gasket Replacement

i'm sure that with that article and your dad's experience you can get it done
Being that you have a 92, there is no VANOS, so it's much easier to do. Cam timing is a snap. You will need special tools, which can be found on Ebay.
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