Originally posted by Eurostyle
If you want to do something (and enjoy it) you can find a way...
Last year for the first time I did a head gasket on my friends E30...but instead of just replacing it ( 2 day job ) we did a full "i" head on "e" block swap including full exhaust, wiring harness transplant, ECU swap and all the other things needed...It took you about a mounth, working on a driveway at NIGHT under just a spot light...BUT at the end, when the fully port and pollished head was on and the engine started first crank, we were all HAPPY of THE JOB we did (17 to 21 year olds) with a Motomaster 72 piece tool kit and a set of wrenches.....
I agree with you if you love it you would do that.
I LOVE IT, but I would never do that on my m3.
Cause if I f0ck something up it gonna cost me A LOT. and I'm not ready for that, when some mechanic f0cks something up, you can blame him, you know what I'm saying.
When I lived in Estonia I was around cars and bike 24/7.
And we never went to a mechnic.
My bro, our friend and I, took out engine from 2 cars, and put one good working engine in another car. It took us whole night. But we did it and we were very happy. And we almost had no tools.
My best friend and I always did something with his 1983 e30 323is. Everyday we did something with that car. And I'm not talking about how many bike's engines were rebuilt.
P.S. Like I said I love this stuff, but I wouldn't risk my car.