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drbroad 09-28-2012 06:52 PM

blown head gasket?
Current mechanic found a miss in two cylinders, lowered compression in them as well. Feels a head gasket is blown. Looking for a general second opinion from someone out there. 1988 series three 197 K mileage, uses NO oil, ran fine when I took her in for a throw out bearing and clutch pack......

shima14 09-28-2012 09:23 PM

Are the cylinders that are low next to each other?. If so I'd say head gasket

fcsteve 09-28-2012 10:32 PM

you took a car in to change the clutch and he did a compression test ?

why was he touching the motor to do a compression test in the first place ?

BMWFatherFigure 09-28-2012 11:22 PM

Wierd. Give some more b'grnd on why checks were done.........

downhiller 09-29-2012 12:11 PM

lowered compression as in how low. psi numbers help alot

_Ethrty-Andy_ 09-29-2012 01:45 PM

Yet another shady mechanic fishing for a job

drbroad 09-30-2012 12:43 AM

Appreciate the quick replies. Check ride by the mechanic revealed the 2 cylinder miss. I heard it from the garage bay when they started the car to bring to me.... the subsequent compression check revealed low readings on cylinders x 2. I will know more details on Tuesday. Not my primary ride but could be if we can get her running well. I have wanted a BMW for several years and this has been the perfect fit so far.

Nick323 10-01-2012 02:20 AM

Damaging vehicle in workshop
If somebody brings a car in good running condition into a local workshop, so that they fix his clutch
& it comes back with a miss that is clearly audible..
I suppose some mechanic will be wearing a shiner for a few days :violent:

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