2003 BMW 325



January, 22, 2008 AT 1:09 PM

Engine problem
2003 BMW 325 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 40 miles

Recentrly the cylinder head gasket of my 2003 BMW 325ci was broken. The car is running with a lot of steam from the exaust.. I took the car to the BMW garage and they are charging a lot...including the demand that they need to change the Cylinder head as a regular policy when there is an overheat. I wonder if somebody has experience on this taking the car to other garage..and what tips I do need to take into account? Thanks, Al

1 Answer


Dr. Hagerty

January, 24, 2008 AT 6:19 PM

The only tip I can offer is NEVER EVER OVERHEAT THE MOTOR. The shop is just covering their ass by quoting for a new head. I would do the same thing. If you want to send the head out for a pressure test you might save some $ but if the overheating was serious, I guarantee the head will require replacement and then you will be stuck for the charge for the pressure test. Live and learn.

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