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Old 03-04-2011, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jbonly21 View Post
Need help, new guy.
I think my head gasket is about gone, what's easy, should replace HG or get a used engine with low miles. I have a 97 E39 184k?????
First, I want to know if you have a aluminim block or Cast iron block. Your car should have a Cast Iron Block. If It is then It good for you because you don't have to worry about the tread in the block.

Second, The head should cost you about $380 to complete head job.

Third, The parts that you need for the job is about $ 350 and if you want to replace the vanos seal then $ 60 more.

four, $ 50 more to water, oil, new sparkplus, and hose or O rings if need.

five, you need to have a extra car for two weeks.

My car is run very good after I did it, and no leak, and no water temp problem or Air condition. I think you shoud do the rebuilt engine better the disconnet the engine from the transmission because it cheap and the time is proper the same. Goodluck, and glad I can help. I live in LA.
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