3678Re: What should I do?
- Jun 9, 2005Hi...
I live in the Philippines and I have a 528e mod 86 close to your old
girl... I just had a timing belt brake on me and it bend pretty
mutch all my exhaus valves but luckily nothing else I took the head
of myself and replaced all 12 valves the timing belt and was able to
return the original head gasket belive it or not... the original
head gasket's can be re-used again they are strong as can be.
now to your predicament I would take the head off before making a
decission to replace the head requires actual inspection to see if
it's the head or the valve that gives you the problem. well that is
what I would do.....
--- In bmwe28@..., "garygeorge3" <garygeorge3@y...>
> Hi guys,that I enjoy driving, with
> I live in the UK and own a 528i auto from '84. She is a good car
> 119k miles under her wheels, however in my own bit of stupidity Iover- reved the engine
> momentarily in first gear hold.she is ok I think!
> The car now idles lumpy and pulls away sounding rough, under load
>on No:1 cylinder, and
> The car after a compression test is down to only about 30% power
> my mechanic suspects a valve related problem requiring the head tobe removed and all
> the associated costs with this. I have been offered a goodworking head from a scrap car,
> with a reported 102k miles, that is ready to go on after skimmingfor 200 pounds sterling
> [$370] he assures me he has heard the engine running and it soundsstrong.
>camshaft noise, my question is,
> Previous to this mishap my car ran fine with only a little
> do continue with my own head, fit the replacement as this may becheaper, or go for a
> complete rebuilt head?value here in the uk makes
> I really like these old square riggers but their near worthless
> me wonder whether you carry on spending cash or just walk away?
> Awaiting any suggestions and thanks for reading this,
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