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Old 06-01-2005, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
i'm thinking about changing my head gasket. Actually, I'm thinking about changing all the gaskets from the head up. Is this worth doing? my car is a 93 325i with 110K miles on it. The car makes some blue smoke sometimes and loses about 1.5 quarts of oil per 3K miles. When i ask is it worth it, I mean is it worth the effort to change all of these gaskets (i'm thinking of the ones that come in the head gasket set at pelicanparts.com or bavauto.com). I imagine that my car would be out of commision for about a week while i worked on it, which wouldn't be a big deal because i could ride my bicycle to work. I'm just wondering how high the effort-to-benefits ratio would be
Let me know your opinions if you've done this yourself before. Also, if anyone has a good write up on how to do it or can point me to the section in my bnetly manual that outlines the procedure, I would really appreciate it. the terms "head gasket" don't appear in the index anywhere. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would think that your problem has more to do with the rings on the pistons. To fix this would require a rebuild. I dont think changing a few gaskets will help with the oil burning
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