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Hello Eric and Peoples,
I’m aware that this is mostly a Honda place, but I thought I’d throw this out there. I am in the middle of what has turned into a total overhaul of my 2002 530i. Found some crud on the block/head mating under the intake behind the hard heater line and wanted to know if anyone thinks it’s a blown or leaking head gasket. Or is it just an area that corrodes? I have pics but have no idea how to post them here.
M54b30 M-Sport with 120,000, has not been running much lately because of the trifecta, has a weird exhaust smell even with fresh gas. It has had the typical mild overheating from bad radiators and cracked overflow canister but not in the last 30,000 miles and no coolant disappearing. Well maintained, but 20+ years, so….
Didn’t want to yank the head unless I should because that’s going to lead to a total rebuild cause “while I’m here…”
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