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Old 09-22-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
What should we tell these people that will help them make the major decision they're facing?

Hopefully, we can provide:
  • Test procedures (heads, block, valves, cooling, gaskets, etc.)
  • etc.
This popped up today, which is a nice test of whether there is a crack in the cylinder walls, from someone who bought a 528i for $1600 and then sank a lot of money into repairs - only to find ... this ...

Originally Posted by Maxeah View Post
Hi all,
Sooooooo, finally gave in and had a great BMW Tech, Autobahn, Natick Ma
Diagnose. Very cool he inserted a fiber-optic cable into spark plug hole, pressurized the colland system, low and behold drip,drip,drip cylinder #3.
Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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