I got 97 328i what's the percentage of me having a cracked head are the heads strong on these motors? and what causes a head gasket to go
Basically, when the engine overheats to the point to where it is in the red & the driver pushes it to the limit & keeps running it........ then the head warps! So, if you have an overheating issue, never keep the engine running.
There is also a chance that you have cracked the block. If the water jackets in the block are cracked through then water will drop right into the oil. It all depends on what happened after it got hot. The moments after an overheat are very critical to the extent of damage caused by overheating. You may consider just getting a replacement motor to drop in. Usually when engines get hot and heads and gaskets get replaced, then engine loses quite a bit of power due to the entire engine getting extremely hot. Good Luck.
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