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Hi,

I have a '86 325es. I think I blew a head gasket and I decided to fix it myself. Everything has been going smoothly but I'm a little unsure on how to get the crankshaft damper off. I already took the pulley off no problem. But, I'm unsure on how to get the damper off. Do I need to remove the crankshaft nut? If I do, is the nut reverse threaded or not?

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The big hex nut you are looking at is the end of the crankshaft, there are six hex bolts that hold the pulley and the damper on the crank.
 

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They are two parts and the damper could be rusted on.
 

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Well, I could have easily had the damper off like a week ago if I would have just hit it a little harder with my hammer. lol
 

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Well, I could have easily had the damper off like a week ago if I would have just hit it a little harder with my hammer. lol
That's OK if your a chebbie owner just beat on the POS, on a Beemer that is a sin.
JMO I love and respect machinery especially high quality.
 

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I got the head off and sent it to a shop to make sure it's not warped or cracked but after leaving it with him for a day he says he can't do it because he can't get the rocker arms off. So, now I'm trying to decide if I should send it to another place, try and test it myself, or just say screw it and put the new head gasket on and see if it does the trick. I guess I'm just anxious to get my e30 back on the road, lol.
 

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Ok, the guy found specs for my head and he says it's warped too badly to be repaired. Anyone have any advice on finding a new head?
 
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