Thread: 525i Head
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ricks5series View Post
Came across a minor issue with the head. Everything thing matches perfect, including the valve cover "but" (see where pencil points) if you notice in the photos, my old head has these little holes between the valve cover suds and the rebuilt ones doesn't.
Machinist told me to just cut the little nipples off the gasket. I would order the gasket without the nipples but I'm buying the gasket set online and they have no way of telling me whether the gasket comes with those nipples or not.
I'm tempted to place the head on a drill press and drill the holes out. Doesn't look too hard and would not affect anything as the holes are very shallow.
You can wait for your gasket and, if it does not have the nipples, then no work is needed. If it does have the nipples, then I agree with you that drilling the holes with a press should do the trick since you have the old head to go by (regarding diameter and depth of the holes). Just make sure you don't get any shavings in the new head. This will save you from having to order another gasket which, if Murphy is looking over your shoulder, may very well be the incorrrect one as well.

Most problems are usually something simple !

Originally Posted by noego View Post
It's Deja Poo - as in, I've heard this **** before.

Calypso Red 1992 525i with 225K miles

1991 735i - Sold
1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
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