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Old 07-20-2011, 07:43 AM
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For the cross-linked record, this sad blown-engine story has a nugget of useful information for those (like I was) who didn't know there is an 'oversized head gasket' we can put on our engines:
- E46 (1999 - 2006) > depression between the #5 & 6 cylinders

Originally Posted by wddanie View Post
I can see from the invoice that they used a normal .7mm thk head gasket (11-12-7-501-304) and not the oversized 1 mm thick gasket (11-12-7-501-305).
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