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Old 03-13-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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head gasket?

Hey guys,

My sister drives a 2000 323i and a while back her car started overheating so she took it to the mechanic and he fixed the radiator but it continued to do that and now he is telling her its the head gasket....what kind of damage is she looking at (parts+labour)
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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I'd say get a new mechanic. Looks like this guy might be lookin for jobs. If you do end up doing the headgasket (not sure how much they'd cost) change the waterpump if that hasn't been done already. I had a 2000 323 and the waterpump and up going on me, and that caused the car to overheat as well, so since you have or will replaced part of the cooling system, take caution for the other parts!
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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big bukcs you have to see if the head is damaged or not, most cases YES! because the headgasket is metal, also you have to take into consideration warpage!!!! take the head off and send it into a machien shop to see the damage maybe its cracked???? who knows?? maybe not maybe a bent valve!!
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