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Old 02-01-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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NEED CYLINDER HEAD ASAP m52 2.8l

Anybody got or anybody know if u can fix cracked heads
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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need asap
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #3
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Cracks can be welded and then the area can be machined but it's usually better and cheaper to get a new one.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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If you would consider full engine, or if you are going to rebuild it (the head), let me know...i have both available.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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the head is slilighty cracked in between valves any body got low mileage heads
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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www.car-parts.com Should be useful.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:06 AM   #7
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might be usefull info, m50,m52,s50,s52 are the exact same heads but with different cams. good luck with your search
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:22 AM   #8
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might be usefull info, m50,m52,s50,s52 are the exact same heads but with different cams. good luck with your search
That's not entirely true.
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That's not entirely true.
elaborate plz
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:37 AM   #10
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The difference is in the Valve train, Springs, retainers etc.
Regarding springs.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ompare+springs

The non Vanos M50 also uses a slightly different valve than the rest.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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yes you are right, but when i said head i meant bare head, scince he already has good, cams springs, lifters, trays and valves. Just to correct myself its m50tu, not m50.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:00 AM   #12
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If you start swaping internals, might as well rebuild the head! He just wants a quick fix...

If it was my car, i would get a used head and have it rebuild by a good shop, after that you have an almost new engine!
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:23 PM   #13
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Cracks can be welded and then the area can be machined but it's usually better and cheaper to get a new one.
New cylinder head will cost you $3000, that's just for a blank head.

Cracks can be welded and machined, however you are looking at $1,500+
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I should have a couple, get the casting number from the side of the head. and PM or call me.

905-686-2700

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