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bmwman91
bmwman91
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Joined: 10-09-2004
Location: South Bay Area
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    Yeah, those ones, like the M44, M52, M54, etc.

    Hopefully MM is using a torque plate when they bore/hone. I'll find out soon enough. I'll also re-visit the MLS HG topic with them.
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    It sort of irritates me that BMW put the 60-2 wheel on the damper. The M44 & other later engines have it on the back of the crank where it is rigidly attached, which seems like an inherently better...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    Back when the damper went (months before the HG blew), I had been driving the car hard. So, mid-high RPM/near-max ignition advance and full load, with bogus crank position readings. While I really only...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    I am guessing that the HG install was probably compromised from the start, and the misfires finished of an already weak interface. That's the only explanation that seems plausible for the major failure...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    OK, here's the plan. MM has my engine apart and got a good look at things. As far as they can tell, there was no damage to anything else other than the head gasket, which had managed to fail between all...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    Ha, yeah I've been feeling the slack. Too many other projects, including wrenching on a 2006 Jetta TDI that I got from Craigslist a few months back. The E30 has spoiled me...wrenching on FWD cars is a...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Head Gasket Blown, Project Thread
    in M42
    So far no updates. I have been extremely busy and MM doesn't get much done during the big holiday season. Now that we are past all of that, I have been communicating with them about formulating a game...
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  • bmwman91
    replied to M42 Cam Gears - inspection request
    in M42
    Yeah, crank bolt can be reused no problem. It is not a torque-to-yield bolt.

    As rogue said, be careful with sealants. In my experience, it is very easy to wreck a gasket job with gasket sealer....
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  • bmwman91
    replied to Removing that darned water pump
    in M42
    The o-ring is easy, if you put a little bit of silicone dielectric grease on it first. I can pop the unit back in by hand like that.
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