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Old 03-31-2006, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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needs a head gasket?

over heating issues they tell me it needs a head gasket. what other issues might show up due to this problem ..also anyone have an est. for a job like this ..e36 m3 thanks guys
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Do you have white smoke coming from yoru exhaust? Any coolant in your oil? Check your oil.

Is it just the water temperature rising? Could be your thermostat, water pump, or a loose hose.

A water pump is a common failure on our e36 cars. The fatcory water pump has a plastic impellor blade which breaks and fails to perform any more. If you havent already, you should check this out and upgrade to a metal impellor water pump.
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[QUOTE=///M Power]Do you have white smoke coming from yoru exhaust?

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than yes headgasket needs to be replaced.

while your at it in there, you have the oporitunity to upgrade stuff as well as if the buget permits it than go for it.
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Indeed. If you plan on doign some forced induction in the near future it could be advantageous to go with a thicker headgasket to lower the compression ratio and also do some ARP head studs.

If you dont plan on going F/I then you shouldnt lower compression.
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Hopefully that is all the damage you have done if the car has over heated..

Make sure the Cyl arnt warped
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