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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:22 AM
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Head Job help..What tools do I need?

A buddy is about to tackle my blown head gasket at his shop, and he said we will have to find some "BMW specific tools". Also, We are putting in a new water pump, thermostat, and housing. I need to know what tools I need to do the job. Is there a complete kit with everything to do the head job? If so, where can I find this?

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:57 PM
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The only "special" tool I had to use was a thin wall torx for the head bolts. I tried a regular wall one and ground it down. Worked till tightening time then snapped in half. Autozone sells a 3pk if torx that will fit.

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:12 PM
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so there was no need for timing gear or camshaft tool ive been hearing about?
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http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...ead-Gasket.htm

All parts and tools you need for this are covered here.
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I made the cam holding tool out of some thin metal plate. But to be honest I never used it.

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