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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 07-24-2013, 12:23 PM
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1997 318I head gasket

Well just got the car on the cheap and the head gasket is blown, the car is in amazing shape and has 17" rims with new tires a/c everything works. So I would like to put it back on the road for a gas saver car over my cummins 4x4.

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:30 PM
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What do you want to know? Are you planning to do the work yourself? If so, do you have any experience performing this kind of repair?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:57 AM
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I am planning on doing it myself and I have worked on tons of vehicles but never an over head cam that's really the only thing I'm worried about as well as do u hav to fully remove the intake and exhaust manifold I kno the intake has the wire loom running straight threw it not really sure how to get that out
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:58 AM
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Also any specific tools I need besides the normal hand and power tools
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:52 AM
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The loom doesn't run through the intake, but it has lots of wiring above and below it.

Tool #1:Bentley manual

Tool #2: torque wrench. In fact, two of them. One in foot-pounds and one in inch pounds. You'll not be using them until it starts to go back together, but they are essential for a correct reassembly.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:33 PM
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Check and check well looks like all I hav to do it move the rock crawler project over to one side of the shop and I can get started thx guys ill keep posting if I hav any problems or?
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