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Forum: Engine 04-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By AlphaVortex
Not sure. My guess is no, but it can't hurt to...

Not sure. My guess is no, but it can't hurt to see what it will cost if I can.
Forum: Engine 04-26-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By AlphaVortex
Well I got the head off and sure enough it is now...

Well I got the head off and sure enough it is now cracked.

SIGH
Forum: Engine 04-26-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By AlphaVortex
Yep, see my original post. :)

Yep, see my original post. :)
Forum: Engine 04-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By AlphaVortex
Yep got the OEM BMW one; measured it just to be...

Yep got the OEM BMW one; measured it just to be safe before I installed it.
Forum: Engine 04-25-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By AlphaVortex
Well I DID use the Victor Reinz one... but I'd be...

Well I DID use the Victor Reinz one... but I'd be quite surprised if it has already failed.

As for the coolant, it will bleed just fine to a point, and after that nothing else will get sucked into...
Forum: Engine 04-25-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,929
Posted By AlphaVortex
M42 overheating after head gasket

Hey guys, need some help with my motor. I have been trying for the past few weeks to get my car back on the road after a head gasket failure.

After all the work I've done, the car now starts right...
Forum: Engine 04-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Soooooooooooooooooooooooo... After making...

Soooooooooooooooooooooooo...

After making this thread much larger than it needed to be, I found out that I had accidentally loosened the ground wire bolt on the alternator itself (the one between...
Forum: Engine 04-14-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Yeah I'll be double checking everything I can...

Yeah I'll be double checking everything I can without tearing the whole lower manifold out, but I'm not holding out much hope it will be something simple like that. The fact that it just slowly died...
Forum: Engine 04-14-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Good to know, thanks man. Huge storm coming...

Good to know, thanks man.

Huge storm coming through, so I'm going to have to wait to keep working on this tomorrow. Gotta make sure to check all the ground connections and fuses before I plop down...
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
I actually just got done bolting the motor...

I actually just got done bolting the motor together after doing a head job and replacing all the cooling and vacuum lines. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Well a new Duralast unit from Autozone is only...

Well a new Duralast unit from Autozone is only $120. The cars a restored title, so I think I will just go that route.
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Can you push start an auto? I guess tonight...

Can you push start an auto?

I guess tonight I'll try hammering the dumb thing a few times and see what I get... but at this point I'm pretty convinced its the starter.

Sigh. Spend three weeks...
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Haha I knew my original post was too long. ;) ...

Haha I knew my original post was too long. ;)

Yeah I tried jumping it, no effect. Had the battery tested and it was "good".
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Errr that's what I was getting at. It doesn't...

Errr that's what I was getting at. It doesn't turn or crank at all. Nothing at all happens. Ive had battery issues before and I'm pretty sure that's not it this time.
Forum: Engine 04-13-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By AlphaVortex
Unhappy Pretty sure starter just died... need your thoughts

So the short story is that I tried to start my car a little bit ago, and it was a no go. It cranked like normal for a few turns, then started cranking slower and slower until it just stopped. Now it...
Forum: Engine 04-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
Oh and yeah, the threads are toast, so I have an...

Oh and yeah, the threads are toast, so I have an M6 helicoil and a 1/4 drill bit sitting in the car that I picked up during lunch.

Lucky for me if I'm not mistaken all the holes for the WP are...
Forum: Engine 04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
Well this was last night... if I'm not mistaken...

Well this was last night... if I'm not mistaken it was maybe what, 10nm? Either way it was stripped well before I even got to the point of using the torque wrench. Not really sure what happened to be...
Forum: Engine 04-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
Would anyone here be at all shocked if I...

Would anyone here be at all shocked if I mentioned that I stripped the threads on a water pump hole? :|
Forum: Engine 04-04-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
Went ahead and just put the new one in, and it...

Went ahead and just put the new one in, and it ended up sitting just above the block (maybe 1/16 of an inch).;. so I went ahead and just went forward with that. The head is now back on and I am just...
Forum: Engine 04-02-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
So does the rubber piece go in as far as it can?...

So does the rubber piece go in as far as it can? Or should the head gasket be wrapping around it in the middle where the indent is?

Not sure if that makes sense hehe. I found the old one in my...
Forum: Engine 03-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By AlphaVortex
Oil check valve on M42 - what?

Need some help guys. I recently had some issues that required me to take off the head, and I think I might have misplaced an item... :| This is on a May '95 M42.

The guide I am mainly referencing...
Forum: Engine 03-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,861
Posted By AlphaVortex
I'm having the EXACT same symptoms, but my smoke...

I'm having the EXACT same symptoms, but my smoke is quite sweet smelling. The car has a hell of a time starting up (even up to the 55F-60F its been lately here). It then smokes like nobodies business...
Forum: US and North America 01-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,347
Posted By AlphaVortex
Are the wheel well plastic pieces in ok shape?...

Are the wheel well plastic pieces in ok shape? Bought my car without any of them, would like to get all the pieces and screws and whatnot directly off someones car, even if they are a bit banged up....
Forum: Misc 11-30-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,174
Posted By AlphaVortex
M42 Power Steering Pump Compatibility

I did a bit of searching but didn't find anything conclusive. For my '95 M42, will any other power steering pump besides the 2 listed on realoem (PN's 32411141516 & 32411141681) fit/work on my car?
...
Forum: US and North America 10-19-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,155
Posted By AlphaVortex
I'm not really sure what the Spare Tire and...

I'm not really sure what the Spare Tire and Mounting Hardware is worth... how much would you be willing to part with them for? Bought my car without a spare haha. Could you ship to 84405 easily?
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