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Old 04-25-2011, 04:34 PM
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Location: in my house
Join Date: May 2010
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Mein Auto: 2001 540i sport/1994 525i
Well i got the head off today, the head gasket was completely blown out on three cylinders. Upon inpection of the valvetrain and the head, it seems as thought I will be reusing the camshaft and rocker arms. I will be purchasing all new valves/valve guides/valve stem seals/valve springs/etc.. I took the head to the machine shop today to make sure that it can be resurfaced(who knows how long the PO was driving around like this) and he said it will be fine. Resurface and cleaning is only $50 so cant go wrong there. Here are some pics of the head.

Notice the black rings around the combustion chambers showing where the headgasket gave way.

Pistons appear to be in good condition, those will stay. But when i pull the block out i will inspect everything anyway.

And just a pic of the dirty block

Sent from me, who else?
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