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Old 04-18-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Head Gasket

Anyone in the Lethbridge area do a head gasket replacement for a reasonable price. At the present time I don't have a grand to take it to a mechanic.

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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You can do it yourself in a weekend, its a lot easier than it looks.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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No tools or a garage. I have checked it out at Pelican but it looks like it is way over my head!!!

Thanks anyway!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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There is got to be a BMW buddy around with some technical knowhow and tools!

And if there is something wrong with that head, just replace it with a used one.
There should be plenty of those around, still.
And make sure to replace the timing belt while your at it, cheap insurance.

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Anyone in the Lethbridge area do a head gasket replacement for a reasonable price. At the present time I don't have a grand to take it to a mechanic.

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:46 AM   #7
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I would help you out But it's a little bit of a hike to my house I'm in Ontario
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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throw the tensioner and waterpump too!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #9
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That's what sucks here! I had the timing belt done about a year ago.

I think I have someone to help me!

Thanks Everyone
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:08 PM   #10
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I think I have someone to help me!

Thanks Everyone
Nice to see that you can get help
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #11
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Regardless of the cold the timing belt shouldn't have broken unless it was installed incorrectly. The tension on the belt is important to set correctly. If too tight you may start to notice whining sound from under the hood. If this is left too long, it will wear out prematurely and eventually break. It's worth to take to a bmw cert. tech to do the work and I think it only cost around 400.00 taxes in with parts. This way it's warranted in case it happens again. if the head goes again, you got yourself a "brand new" bmw head.
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