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Old 10-19-2008, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Head Gasket!!!!

Went out for a spin this morning,
stopped at lights,
spiked red, and flashed.
Checked coolant etc when got back,
Checked dipstick, jizz in there
B*****ks!!
500
Will keep you posted
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Keep watching those temp issues guys!!
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Thats just bad news, the hardest part is flushing all the mayo out of the coolant system if its gone that far, hope all goes well.
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Thank's Mate will keep you Informed.
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If your good with your hands, the jobs not that bad, but do invest in a torque bar/wrench, you will need this to torque the head bolts down and please only use BMW gaskets or you will end up in a worse situation than you are already.

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Thanks mate.
Think i will stick a new head on there anyway.
mayo is third of the way up the dipstick.
I am convinced it is a cracked head.
Will let you know.
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Thanks mate.
Think i will stick a new head on there anyway.
mayo is third of the way up the dipstick.
I am convinced it is a cracked head.
Will let you know.
Cheers
Also use new head bolts, if not make sure you use loctite threadtite, but its best to use new ones as you will have to do a re-torque after about 100 miles.
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Thanks mate i was'nt aware of that.
That sound's pretty necessary.
Nice one!
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