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Old 06-16-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
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My name is Tony and l am new here. last year I bought a 1998 318ti DINAN for $1500 and was told it needed a starter, water pump and a thermostat assembly. the car had been down for about a year at that point.so I replaced all of the above but was having over heating issues. so l took it to a BMW mechanic who informed me "it sucks to be you"!!!!!!!! seems it has a blown head gasket wich he quoted me $2800 to repair. sounds a little steep to me. so I've decided to take on the task myself. any tips would be appreciated as this is my first BMW. MOSTLY where will l find the best prices on gasket set and repair manual. thanks.
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Not sure what level of mechanical experience you have, but a 1.9 head gasket is not the first repair one should tackle...
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Here is one more from Pelican Parts, it reads Z3 (same engine):

https://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tec...ead-Gasket.htm
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