Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
Lower_Level
No-Budget Enthusiast
 
Lower_Level's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Roslin, ON
Posts: 674
head machining

Hey all!

I'm gonna be replacing the warped head on the project with another head; but I was staring at the old head on the bench yesterday & got to thinking a bit...

I know that the garage sent the head out to be machined; but the shop sent it back & said it was too badly warped. I work at a machine shop & thought I might try & skim it just to see if I could. Hey why not; it's already screwed right? And if it's fixable; it would make a nice spare if something were to happen to my new one.

I'm wondering if anyone knows just how much is the max that you can shave off the head before you'd wreck it? BMW sells a thicker head gasket; I think it's .020 " thicker not sure... So would that mean that you could only take .020" off the head? If you went a little more; what could be the problems? I would think if nothing else (providing the valves still have clearance) you would only be increasing the compression of the engine?

I'm by no means an authority on this so if I'm completely off base & it's gonna be a total waste of time please fell free to tell me.
__________________


'95 325is - //M Body - Shark Injected - Sport Pkg - Depo's with HID's
Lower_Level is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.