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    I've been having a problem with my sedan ever since I put it together. It's an m20b25 with an early model cooling system. No matter what I do the water pump starts leaking after a few weeks. I've put in two brand new pumps since I've owned the car and 3 gaskets. I've tried with and without rtv and it still leaks. It's not the pumps going bad it's leaking where it mates to the block. Is there a reason you can't run an early system on a late motor? I didn't do any research when I put this car together I did it on a tight budget on a weekend using what I had after wrecking my daily.

    On a side note who's got an exhaust and skid plate for a 24v I'm just gonna start driving the coupe as a daily.
    Last edited by Pdxseth; 11-17-2015, 09:10 PM.

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      Shouldn't be any issue. My block is from a 91, running the early style cooling setup and using an e28 radiator. No leaks on the water pump.



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      1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
      1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
      1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
      2006 BMW X3
      2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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        Block crack?
        1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
        willschnitz

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          Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
          Block crack?

          Not that I can see, I was thinking maybe it was warped but it seems like it would be awfully hard to warp it right there.

          I was kind of hoping maybe the early system couldn't handle the higher revs or something but that didn't really seem right. I'll probably just put my m50nv in this car and pick up an m52 for the coupe I'm sick of chasing this issue.

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            Originally posted by Pdxseth View Post
            I'll probably just put my m50nv in this car and pick up an m52 for the coupe I'm sick of chasing this issue.
            And I thought you said m20's were cake ;) :up:

            But an m52 would be fun...Some decent potential in that badboy
            -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
            91' 318iS - S54/6MT Swapped
            08' E90 M3 6MT - Daily
            04' Chevy Duramax CCLB - Work Truck/Hauler


            Originally posted by IronJoe
            Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

            Originally posted by 2mAn
            Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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              M20's are cake I'm just not exactly motivated to pull it back out and go through everything. I figured getting a 40k mile motor and slapping on a tb/wp would be fine but I guess I was wrong

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                I like cake


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                  Originally posted by Cronopoulos View Post
                  I like cake
                  Holy fuck! I didn't think you posted anymore.
                  Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
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                  '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                    Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                    Holy fuck! I didn't think you posted anymore.
                    lol it's been a while... lurking...


                    Project log -- DIRTY 30

                    2.7i * Megasquirt tuned * E85 powered

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                      Originally posted by Cronopoulos View Post
                      lol it's been a while... lurking...
                      Fucking lurker...tee hee.
                      Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                      503.967.3800
                      '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                        Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                        Fucking lurker...tee hee.
                        haha no joke! I am still your fb friend though :)


                        Project log -- DIRTY 30

                        2.7i * Megasquirt tuned * E85 powered

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                          Originally posted by Cronopoulos View Post
                          haha no joke! I am still your fb friend though :)
                          You survived the purge! Consider yourself lucky :)
                          Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                          503.967.3800
                          '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                            Originally posted by Cronopoulos View Post
                            I like cake
                            Cake very good, chocolate cake mmmmmmmm.

                            Dang it now I want cake and don;t have any
                            -Christian

                            '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                            08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                            318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                            '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                            Originally posted by roguetoaster
                            Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                              Originally posted by DER E30 View Post
                              Cake very good, chocolate cake mmmmmmmm.

                              Dang it now I want cake and don;t have any
                              I think by cake he meant ass.

                              If you're down for chocolate cake Brad isn't too far south of you.
                              Hank Ahrens
                              1984 Alpine Coupe
                              1978 911sc

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                                Originally posted by ahrensNW View Post
                                I think by cake he meant ass.

                                If you're down for chocolate cake Brad isn't too far south of you.

                                I meant actual cake like birthday cake not anything like that I guess I didn't catch the alternative meaning...
                                -Christian

                                '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                                08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                                318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                                '37 Chevy pickup, the über project
                                Originally posted by roguetoaster
                                Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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