Thread: 525i Head
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:15 PM
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[QUOTE=robertobaggio20;5804398]It sounds like he's just buying you a replacement head instead of doing any repair....nonsense.

Cracks in heads can only be repaired by certified experts in such things. Its not a simple matter of heating the area with a blowtorch, pouring some metallic filler in and waiting for it to cool nicely. In fact, its very difficult to do, and its much cheaper to just buy a head. Hell, you can get an engine for something like $400-$500.

I'm sure this mechanic is not going to recast the entire head and give you new valves and stuff. Buy a new head yourself, use the money saved to :

He is certified but as you pointed out, is a bit on the expensive side. I'll check around some more but hopefully the head isn't cracked. Will also consider your other suggestions on this reply Roberto.
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