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Old 01-26-2004, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[COLOR=red]I bought my 1st bmw last june its a 318is coupe 93 it was fine untill two months ago when my manifold started ticking!!! ive had it repaired 3 times now and its just gone again has any 1 got a clue what i could do!!!! ghead
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first you need to find out what side is leaking is it exhaust to manifold or manifold to block either way it is most likely the gasket which means cleaning and replaceing with new gasket.depending on state of manifold studs they might need to be replaced as well.
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will it be expensive?
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if you pop in to your local fast fit centre kwik fit,national tyre,hi q, and find the right person they prob do it for a drink.
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I would certainly have someone competent check it out. Sounds like someone worked on your car before that shouldn't have. Agreed, it certainly depends on exaxtly where the exhaust leak is coming from. If it is coming from the manifold to cylinder head gasket, then you need to determine why. These beemers don't just blow exhaust manifold gaskets for no reason. Somebody has had that manifold offf before you bought it. Either there is a cracked manifold, distorted clamping surface (ie manifold surface or cylinder head surface) or a missing bolt/ improperly torqued. If the leak is coming from the manifold to exhaust pipe connection, then either the pipe is not being installed correctly or there is an issue with the securring hardware. Have it checked out by a quality professional. Don't take it to just any quicky oil/lube place (no comment). What area are you in?
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I would certainly have someone competent check it out. Sounds like someone worked on your car before that shouldn't have. Agreed, it certainly depends on exaxtly where the exhaust leak is coming from. If it is coming from the manifold to cylinder head gasket, then you need to determine why. These beemers don't just blow exhaust manifold gaskets for no reason. Somebody has had that manifold offf before you bought it. Either there is a cracked manifold, distorted clamping surface (ie manifold surface or cylinder head surface) or a missing bolt/ improperly torqued. If the leak is coming from the manifold to exhaust pipe connection, then either the pipe is not being installed correctly or there is an issue with the securring hardware. Have it checked out by a quality professional. Don't take it to just any quicky oil/lube place (no comment). What area are you in?
Im from North Wales the thing is aswell that everytime i take to a garage i get told something different whats the best type of garage to take it to?
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Do some research with people around where you live who have BMW's. Find out where they have taken their cars to and if they were satisfied. Obviously select a shop that specializes in BMW's.
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