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Old 12-09-2009, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by hotrod2448 View Post
Good write up. While this far into it you might as well yank the heads too and do a nice p n' p and port match on them and manifolds.

Now that is way beyond my abilities! I'd love to just replace the head gaskets they are so close. But NO WAY!

I'm considering Giving up on the lower Timing Gasket.

Getting the Alternator housing off to get the lower timing off requires dropping the driver axle and motor mount! Plus I cannot budge the Crankshaft bolt going counterclockwise with a 580lb impact wrench.

I guess a question is if the Valve covers leaked then the upper timing covers leaked after I had the valve cover gaskets replaced then would the lower timing cover be at risk of leaking? as well as the seal by the alternator housing and crankshaft seal? Why not just get them all replaced why I have the engine open.
Maybe a question for BMW_Tech?
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