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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 72,750
Posted By Autohead
As Jokobie mentioned, doing a compression test or...

As Jokobie mentioned, doing a compression test or leakdown will help diagnose it before pulling the head. You can borrow tools from Autozone, etc that allow you to pressurize the radiator and see if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,245
Posted By Autohead
Don't kill me for dragging up an old topic, but I...

Don't kill me for dragging up an old topic, but I think for the sake of helping someone who might go through this is future, it's worth saying. These heads are easily recondition-able without...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By Autohead
Didn't know if one was still needed, but our shop...

Didn't know if one was still needed, but our shop sells these at www.autoheadperformance.com. If you prefer eBay:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 72,750
Posted By Autohead
Sorry about that, I didn't word it correctly....

Sorry about that, I didn't word it correctly. When I mentioned a less pure aluminum, I was intending to state that as the reason why the heads crack so soon. Aluminum is aluminum and it will crack,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 72,750
Posted By Autohead
I've been reading all the responses to the posts...

I've been reading all the responses to the posts above and it's not uncommon for these cars to crack the heads. Reason being because the cooling system fails at close to 95k miles. The heads are made...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By Autohead
Hey Ken, The shop's name is Autohead...

Hey Ken,
The shop's name is Autohead Performance (www.autoheadperformance.com) and it's located in Moody, AL - only about 15 minutes east of Birmingham.
Sheldon
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,702
Posted By Autohead
If you're having an issue with coolant, I don't...

If you're having an issue with coolant, I don't think it's a good idea to drive the car. You could end up cracking the head if you overheat it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Autohead
I don't want to be a downer, but if your car is...

I don't want to be a downer, but if your car is the E46, then the heads do one of two things. Because the blocks are aluminum, they have a tendency to pull the threads on the block and blow the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By Autohead
Ran across your topic, so I thought I'd drop by....

Ran across your topic, so I thought I'd drop by. Smart move to bleed the lifters before re-assembly. It's not uncommon for that ticking to reappear when running the car after pulling the lifters out...
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