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Old 01-27-2011, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ricks5series View Post
So far, I've removed everything except the head (awaiting tools via snail mail by next Monday).
Although I won't know until I take the head to a machine shop, I did call one place and explained to him the #3 cylinder is taking in coolant. He told me it's most likely cracked at the exhaust port of that cylinder, very common for M50's, and said he could repair it for $850 which includes the rest of the required work such as decking if necessary, valves, etc.

Does this sound like a reasonable price?

Are M50 heads repairable?

Like I said, don't know if this will be the case but I want to be prepared when it does go into the shop sometime next week.

I've decided I want to keep this car being that I've maintained it extremely well, both cosmetically and mechanically.

I think i would drop another working or rebuilt motor in .Rather than getting hosed by mechanics. Hell i ll give you a used 525i head free if you take care of the shipping. Ill have to pull it of the spare motor i have .I even have the multi port engine coolant hose if you are talking about if you need it. PM me.

Last edited by luckydog; 01-27-2011 at 07:02 PM.
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