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

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 5 series
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 11-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
JaysBimmer
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 98
How much to replace headgasket?

I'm looking at a 1991 535, thats needs a headgasket replaced. How much would a shop charge for something like this?

Or is it something I could do myself with the shop manual? Shouldnt be that hard to remove the head.
__________________
JaysBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
Denis
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 61
head may need refinishing...

, not only the gasket replacement.

This job can be done even in driveway, the only special tool you will need is a torque wrench. Do not forget to read about how to properly tighten the bolts and when removing the head untight them in the reverse order!


Good luck.
__________________
floor right foot
Denis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
Fern
2nd Gear Member
 
Fern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: wouldn't you like to know!
Posts: 215
Why is the headgasket being replaced? Overheated engine?

If so, you may be in for plaining the head also and thats not something you can do in your driveway...

A friend of mine once thought he could change his clutch in his driveway, long story short, cost him 2x as much to have car towed to mechanic and done right there.
__________________
Exmodeldater :-)

'99 BMW 540i6 (black on black)
'99 Lexus Rx300
Fern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
Darkness95m3
6th Gear Member
 
Darkness95m3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,677
Worst case senario $5,000
Best case senario $1,600
Darkness95m3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2005, 09:58 AM   #5
cisco911
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 1,511
i believe my mechanic would do something like just a gasket for 1200 to 1600, depending on little extras that might be needed. However, a car that old would probably need a valve job, so you should look at around $2000 if nothing major is wrong with it, such a heavy overheating that warps or cracked the head.
__________________
I'm just a crazy m*thrf*cker, livin it up, not givin a f*ck, living life in the fast lane
cisco911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 10:40 PM   #6
RMPMOTORS
MaXsponsor
 
RMPMOTORS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario
Posts: 1,422
All the quotes above seem a little steep. We at RMP MOTORS would do the job for less. I am a licenced mecanic and an EX BMW dealer certified and factory trained tech.
__________________

Eibach-Koni-Bilstein-H&R-Powerflex-KW Suspension-OEM Parts+ MORE
EUROPEAN AUTO SERVICE & PERFORMANCE

www.RMPMOTORS.com

www.Facebook.com/RMPMotors
RMPMOTORS 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 12:51 AM.


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