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

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > General > General Discussion
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 10-27-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
Replacing Headgasket, ARP bolts or OEM?

Replacing headgasket on my car.

I don't track it, and never really push it above 150-160 Kmh. it has 325K Km on it and I am wondering if the ARP bolts are worth the EXTRA $200 in price. Very little rust on the car so I plan to keep it for a while.
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
SiR
Vtec just kicked in
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: TO
Posts: 2,741
the studs are definitely better...but having 300k+
being a 92....with no plans for anything. just get the oem bolts
__________________
-||Old Crayons||-
SiR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
The only plan is to keep the car for as long as possible..
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
Ceeker
Parts hoarding partner...
 
Ceeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
The only plan is to keep the car for as long as possible..
oem will work fine for your application..don't waste your money unless you are going to do serious work on the engine.
__________________

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
Ceeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
too bad there is nothing in between!
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
ScotcH
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 1,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
too bad there is nothing in between!
Why? We run OEM bolts on some of our race engines. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them ... the only benefit (until yougo FI or something) to studs is the ability to reuse them several times.
__________________
2007 BMW 328Xi Touring, 6 speed
ScotcH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
well, I just don't want to ever do this again, its gonna be a big job and this is my primary car so I don't like downtime.. Thanks again for all the responses.
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 12:32 AM   #8
SiR
Vtec just kicked in
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: TO
Posts: 2,741
well unless you need to replace the hg again(which you shouldn) and with no plans for boost or any kind of build...the oem hardware is fine.

if it were the same cost....the studs are a superior product...but they arent.. not worth it. put the money towards something else or save it.
__________________
-||Old Crayons||-
SiR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 01:39 AM   #9
Eurostyle
MaXsponsor
 
Eurostyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Milton
Posts: 15,072
Just make sure the job is done right, and you should be fine with OEM...I suspect you will get bored of the car before you have to do this again!
__________________
BIMMER HEAVEN
Specialized in BMW recycling, all OEM used parts
Up to 90% off new cost!!!
Most models E30 E36 E46 E90 E92 E93 E34 E39 E60 E32 E38 E65 E66 X3 X5 M3 M5 Z4


Etobicoke location opening SOON!!!!

Call 11-8PM 416 821-2578
New inventory daily. 50+ cars in stock!
Eurostyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
BmW1819
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pickering
Posts: 2,832
just like he said that's the only benefit is the studs can be reused, get OEM bolts good enough just torque them right and that's it


Quote:
Originally Posted by ScotcH View Post
Why? We run OEM bolts on some of our race engines. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them ... the only benefit (until yougo FI or something) to studs is the ability to reuse them several times.
BmW1819 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 01:27 PM   #11
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
OEM it is. thanks all.
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #12
JINT
5th Gear Member
 
JINT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jewtown
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
well, I just don't want to ever do this again, its gonna be a big job and this is my primary car so I don't like downtime.. Thanks again for all the responses.
headgasket job is cake
__________________
1990 M5 Euro
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it
JINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #13
knightowl
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: milton
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by JINT View Post
headgasket job is cake
lol you wanna do it for me?
knightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:41 AM   #14
Ceeker
Parts hoarding partner...
 
Ceeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
lol you wanna do it for me?
I know someone that will...and will do it right! pm me.
__________________

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
Ceeker 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 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2014