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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, Mar-27-2018, 05:05:56 PM   #31
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Yes, It sounds like a head gasket leak pressurizing the coolant circuit.
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The cooling system is designed to function under some pressure. This raises the boiling point of water. Any pressure that pops a hose off is not normal though.
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Old Tue, Mar-27-2018, 05:49:10 PM   #33
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Yes, It sounds like a head gasket leak pressurizing the coolant circuit.
Alright, does this have any connection with the low compression on cylinder 4 & 5. Machine shop still has to finish a 1jz today so mine isn't touched yet
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The cooling system is designed to function under some pressure. This raises the boiling point of water. Any pressure that pops a hose off is not normal though.
That's what I've been thinking and could be the cause of a blown headgasket maybe? I have put some pictures on my google drive
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With a head gasket leak pressurizing the coolant I would expect low compression. It is a leak after all.
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With a head gasket leak pressurizing the coolant I would expect low compression. It is a leak after all.
OK, it starts making a little sense. Parts come in tomorrow from FCP. I got the victor reinz headgasket kit and the bolts. $184 for everything with 2 day shipping. Hoping to get that car sorted running and driving by the end of this week. After that, it'll be only driven on special ocassions.
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Sorry, but that VR headgasket is known to be shit. They don’t always seal properly. Good luck with that
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Sorry, but that VR headgasket is known to be shit. They don’t always seal properly. Good luck with that
Oh boy. I messed up, AGA(J
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Have you confirmed no damage to the head? If not, I’m not sure this is going to be an “end of the week” type of project.
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Have you confirmed no damage to the head? If not, I’m not sure this is going to be an “end of the week” type of project.
Yes, it has been confirmed the head has absolute no damage. The machine shop called my friend
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