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Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?

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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 10, 2015 07:32PM
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Probably do a 4g64 Mitsubishi if I ever blow the 6 up. Easy power from 200-600...it gets expensive above that point.

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Badass for sure, I have one. I still think I'd stick with a 4g63 for the extra head gasket sealing area. But damn, 4g64's are awful cheap compared to 4g63 blocks.
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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 10, 2015 07:51PM
Not exactly an e36 pictured below...
But it's what non-BMW engine I would prefer swapped in...

If I was inclined to swap.....

Or a rotary.

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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 11, 2015 10:37AM
Looks like a Duratec. Not a bad choice, but if it was me I'd go with a Honda K24 or the S54 like Grant said. Mostly because I've had experience with them.
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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 12, 2015 12:14PM
Obligatory rotatry swap statement



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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 13, 2015 03:26PM
I've posted that Duratec E30 picture before, because you can get silly power with a nonturbo Duratec and it looks like cheap M3 grins.

BTW - There's a dealership a couple hours from here who wants only $150k for an E30 M3! So maybe that is a better deal than a Duratec swap into a 318.



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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 13, 2015 04:29PM
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I've posted that Duratec E30 picture before, because you can get silly power with a nonturbo Duratec and it looks like cheap M3 grins.

BTW - There's a dealership a couple hours from here who wants only $150k for an E30 M3! So maybe that is a better deal than a Duratec swap into a 318.

Damn if they only had two at that price. It'd make the trip worthwhile..
Buy 2, drive some hillclimbs in second gear, sell one for $175K and enter STPR, come second from last and sell it for$195k...

I have a Honcha that that'd work.

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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 23, 2015 01:20PM
https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/5360532600.html headgaskets redone..



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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 24, 2015 12:37AM
Rebuilt head too...wonder if the old one cracked...

Nice looking car...too bad it has that stupid california top..ruins the car.
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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 24, 2015 11:47AM
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Rebuilt head too...wonder if the old one cracked...

Nice looking car...too bad it has that stupid california top..ruins the car.

Too bad with a lot less work and cost this would kick that's ass

https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/5361722590.html

and starting price nearly a thousand less.



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Re: Are the 4 bangers in the BMW 318ti's prone to blowing head gaskets?
December 25, 2015 04:56PM
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Too bad with a lot less work and cost this would kick that's ass
https://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/5361722590.html
and starting price nearly a thousand less.

Drop an Ecotech into it with T-5, spend a few thou on brakes that can stop it and a few more thou on suspension plus a few thou on wiring and cosmetics lest you puke in your mouth walking up to it. :-)



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