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jfive96 12-24-2012 10:30 AM

- -Which Way To Go? - -
 
- -Head gasket blew, which way should I go?



1) Replace head gasket



2) Complete rebuild



3) LS swap



236k on current I6, 1998 528iA



Thanks- -

edjack 12-24-2012 10:34 AM

Used engine. There are probably many chassis parts that, if not having already been replaced, will soon need it. Not much sense in putting Big Bucks into a major engine rework.

bluebee 12-24-2012 04:14 PM

I'm curious what diagnostic test implicated the head gasket?

jfive96 12-25-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edjack (Post 7268984)
Used engine. There are probably many chassis parts that, if not having already been replaced, will soon need it. Not much sense in putting Big Bucks into a major engine rework.

- -Good Point, thank you- -- -

jfive96 12-25-2012 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebee (Post 7269472)
I'm curious what diagnostic test implicated the head gasket?

- -None yet, hard start, ruff idle and constant white smoke from tail pipe.- -

jfive96 12-27-2012 10:30 AM

- -Looks like I'm going to go the route of a low mileage engine and rebuild the blown one. M52 will be staying. Looked into the turbo route of this engine and they are being done in the 3 series, why not with the 5 series?- -

jfive96 01-22-2013 05:22 AM

- -So I have decided to either fix my current motor or get another motor. If i keep my motor, I am looking into upgrading the cams and intake with the M3 OEM stuff. Is there a list of OEM parts that would be good upgrades for the M52 motor?- -


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