Oh dear the big 3 jobs need doing!

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  1. 16 Jan 2020 at 2:29 PM #1
    Stuart B

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    Well after a week of ‘pinking’ noises from the car it was off to Evost this afternoon and yes it’s the cylinder head
    Then after a good discussion with Jamie it made sense to get vanos and bearings all done at the same time.
    Expensive but at least I can keep the car knowing they are done and now plans to change the car as in my previous thread are now on hold.
    Better the devil you know!!!
    Right let’s get some stuff on eBay......
     
  2. 16 Jan 2020 at 4:10 PM #2
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    Good plan to keep the car, like you say you know the car and will be able to enjoy it fully with very little worry, if you were to buy another car who knows what issues it may have.

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    Oh I guess that's made up your mind then. The car must overheard you and thrown a wobbly/or a head gasket. Hope mine doesn't do the same. ;)
     
  4. 16 Jan 2020 at 6:35 PM #4
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    Probably wise :)
    If it's not been pinking for long there shouldn't be any damage to head or block.
    Good luck!
     
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    same as what I did, but mine went in for rod bearings, then I got them to do the HG, main bearings, vanos, chain guides, chain, clutch etc. Huge scary awful bill but it’s a keeper and you can’t put a price on the peace of mind :thumbsup:
     
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    Makes sense to do the lot whilst it’s in for the HG!
     
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    Your'e in good hands.
     
  8. 16 Jan 2020 at 8:27 PM #8
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    Yes!!! Wouldn't go anywhere else if i'm honest, he does all my BMW's now! Just hope no damage to the block!!
     
  9. 16 Jan 2020 at 8:27 PM #9
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    I thought so, seemed daft to do them separately , least i have peace of mind going forward.
     
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    Mileage?
     
  11. 16 Jan 2020 at 9:08 PM #11
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  12. 16 Jan 2020 at 10:15 PM #12
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    It does make sense to get them all done together but 75k miles is nothing.. How many owners?
     
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    That’s kinda low for headgasket problems...
     
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    Definitely in good hands with Jamie. My cars wouldn't go anywhere else. 75k does seem low but then again you cant be responsible for the way it's been driven in the past if it's been abused at least this way some big jobs are getting done and it's piece of mind for years of worry free motoring
     
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    Good luck with it all.
    Is it being done straight away?
     
  16. 17 Jan 2020 at 8:35 AM #16
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    Yes, dropped it yesterday to get confirmed and then left it!
    Spoke to Jamie about the head gasket and he's seen them go at 50K, i'm the 6th owner of the car and it had a new clutch and gearbox at 37K so I imagine it's been driven hard!
     
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  18. 17 Jan 2020 at 3:56 PM #18
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    The way the head gaskets fail would point more to it being a heat cycle and treatment issue than just mileage related to me? Somewhere around 100k+ seems to be the common time people say they will go, but different cars will of had completely different lives so 100k on one could be 75k on another etc
     
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    Whts your milage?
     
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    I’m on 101k miles now

    I’ve had my Vanos fully rebuilt due to a snapped exhaust sprocket tab! I was lucky it didn’t come out and do some nasty damage! - while the Luck was on my side I decided to do the lot lol

    Had a few compression tests done normal and leak down - latest showed extremely good compression across all 6 cylinders when the Vanos was done 500 miles ago by Darragh @Everything M3’s

    so no need for HG yet

    Bottom end bearings will be done in 2021 when it goes in for its Oil Service (in 1000-1500 miles)

    In April It’s in for....
    New clutch kit
    New flywheel
    Clutch fork
    2x sets detent springs inc all fixings
    Gearbox mounts
    Genuine CSL SMG ECU
    Adaptions

    Got all the parts sat on the shelf in the garage (since 2017 lol)... might as well get them fitted lol
     

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