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Is this a six-cylinder? (more) (archive)

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Posted by Adnan on August 03, 2001 at 17:16:11:

In Reply to: burning smell posted by John Clarke on August 03, 2001 at 16:51:35:


If this is an M30 engine, there is a small plate at the back of the head that is attached with a couple of bolts and a gasket.

Inevitably, over time, the gasket there starts to fail and you get a leak out the back of the head. If you look closely there, perhaps with a mirror, it should be very obvious whether there's a leak or not.

Now for the bad news - the only way to get at this plate is by pulling the head. Honest.


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