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help help !!!!!!blown head gasket

can any one tell me if its real hard to do a head gasket on a 320 e36 and how much a gasket would be ?do i need to repllace the chain or anything like that need help guys?
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can any one tell me if its real hard to do a head gasket on a 320 e36 and how much a gasket would be ?do i need to repllace the chain or anything like that need help guys?
First are you sure you have a blown head gasket, what are the symptoms?

On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 9.......1 being easy & 10 being hard. It's a lot of work....it is doable though, if you are handy with tools....
check out the DIY link below:

Pelican Technical Article: BMW Head Gasket Replacement

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LOL........granted we all have to start somewhere but head gasket is not a starting point to learn how to work on your car. I get a vibe from the OP's distress message that he's not mechanically inclined. Doing a heady on an M50/52 is not for the faint of heart.
I strongly suggest you have someone look at it. Changing the head on these engines is an exacting procedure. If you've never done one before and wish to learn with this, make absolute certain you follow the book to the "T".
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