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  1. WTB / WTT BMW Cylinder Head: CAST# 1738400 or 1738070

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a great cylinder head for trade: But it's not the correct part for my 1998 528i. It was a rookie move. I bought the wrong head, thinking it was right, paid a ton of money (way too much) for it to be redone, but now I just want this to work out. I want to trade this ($1200 into it)...
  2. 120i cylinder head job

    E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi, I just completed my 2008 BMW 120i M-sport cylinder head job DIY to get rid of white smoke and oil burning issue. Car is running smooth and great. Dealer quoted AU$5k but I DIY'ed to do the repair in just over AU$1.5k including all the parts. I am happy to share my experience and knowledge if...
  3. turbo and cylinder head at 32k?

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    hi, folks. Almost three years ago (but not quite, thank goodness), I got the car of my dreams, a 2011 335i convertible coupe, manual transmission. I'm its first owner. Love it. But... Brought it in five weeks ago for a whirring/whining sound and reduced power on acceleration. I'd asked them...
  4. Cracked cylinder head no my 535i.

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hi guys: I was overhauling the cooling system on my e34, and i pulled out the head and it was wasted, i mean, dead. Not even a chance to rebuild it. Somebody is offering me a head from an E28 535i, but searched on the internet and it doesn't seem to fit. If someone has one for sale, or know if...
  5. e34 cylinder head on an e39 engine

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi, My e39/M52 was showing all the signs of a blown head gasket. So I tore it apart and took the head to my local machine shop and it turns out the head is cracked. :( I got a head from a '94 525i and I am getting ready to reassemble the engine, but there are some differences. I searched and...
  6. Stripped Spark Plug Threads on Cylinder Head

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    my 2001 bmw 330ci blew out a spark plug and the threads on the cylinder head are destroyed. I was looking at the timesert spark plug inserts kit and they seem to be a solution to my problem, however i would appreciate if anyone has had experience using this spark plug thread repair kit and if...
  7. 1979 E12 528i cylinder head

    Classic Bimmers
    i am searching for a cylinder head for a '79 528i cylinder head, any help is greatly appreciated!!! thank you in advance!:rofl:
  8. 2nd bimmerfest post - Need 335d Help/Advice

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey All!! I hope everyone is having a better weekend than I. I have an 07' BMW 335xi that my wife drives which led me to buy the 2009 335d. I bought it from KG Motors in Mason Ohio I drove it to a friend who works near by at a garage, and is a VW guy but has scan tool and can scan BMW's. The...
  9. 533i Fix or Part-out

    E28 (1982 - 1988)
    I have 1983 533i. It quit running and I found it has a crack in the cylinder head on cylinder 5. I'm looking for a remanufactured cylinder head. The other alternative is to part the car out. Any one interested?
  10. Non-vanos head on a vanos block

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hey guys. Straight to the point. Will I run into problems if I want to place a non-vanos cylinder head from a 1990 525i on a 1993 525i which is vanos? Did anybody do this kind of swap? Its either that or parting it out, so any help would be greatly appreciated. -Thanks
  11. Bad cylinder head?

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    So we finally took off the cylinder head. It was filled with coolant and the head gasket is an obvious issue. After a quick inspection it looks like it is corroded/chipped in one place. I know that the best way to find out if the head is good is to take it to a machine shop but could someone...
  12. Tips on taking apart cylinder head?

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    So i have this 1990 325i that has a warped head and the nearest machine shop is asking way to much to take the head apart. So if i can do it, the price is about half just for the cleaning and the milling. I have the head out and is sitting on my work bench. My only problem is that star bolt on...
  13. What is Bar's or Rislone Stop Leak or Head Gasket Fix and what does it do in your E39

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Q: What is in the Bar's Stop Leak product and what will it actually do in an E39 that overheated? Normally we have a canonical thread for what every common fluid does in the E39, but today, while trying to help someone with a head-gasket/cooling-system/cracked head leak, I typed /bars leak F3...
  14. Searching for cylinder head

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I'm in search of a cylinder head for an e60. Please contact me if you know of a place that might have it at a reasonable price in California. Thanks!
  15. Anyone remove cylinder heads ?

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Just wondering if anyone has pulled the heads on their n62 as part of a DIY? I can also join the weep hole / coolant pipe issue club. Left me overheated and stranded. I've got the engine ready to reassemble ------> doing the expansion pipe route. I just rec'd the AGA pipe today. Don't...
  16. Pre-flight Checks

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I just changed out my cylinder head. I flushed out the old oil and ran a oil based solvent through it, then fill with cheap oil. I fill with coolant and checked for leaks and worked out as many bubbles as I can. With all that done are there any other adjustments or checks that need to be done...
  17. A Question About Cylinder Heads

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello, I have a question about casting numbers and compatibility. There seems to be two casting numbers and no straight answers. I have seen a 1738070 and a 1738400. They both go to 6 cylinder BMWs but one is for a M52 and the other is for a M50. I have been reading into it and one guy will say...
  18. Cracked Cylinder Head!!! HELP!

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    My e34 overheated and my baby started smoking, really bad. So I pulled the cylinder head off in accordance to the Bentley service manual and shipped it out for inspection and resurfacing. Two hours later I got a call. The head is cracked on the block mating surface and not reparable. I have been...
  19. Overheat to Red and then Fail During Idle and Crack in Radiator Coolant Overflow Tank

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Of course I am already freaked out that this is a cracked cylinder head but let me just post what happened. I am driving through Nebraska and got a call so instead of staying in the restaurant and taking the call, I jumped into the car and idled and had the AC running for 20 minutes in the...
  20. E30 325e Cylinder Head seals

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Ok. So I recently pulled of my cylinder head from my e30 325e and had a valve job done and replaced head gasket etc. But I am worried if there are any seals I am missing on the underside of the cylinder head? I know the e36 have a oil pressure check valve thing? Picture below shows the way it...