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short block is not entirely even... (archive)

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Posted by larry on June 26, 2000 at 23:02:27:

In Reply to: People with copper head gaskets please read !!!!!! posted by BLOWN///M COMPACT on June 25, 2000 at 23:18:34:

Not good-

Y'know- little known fact- the short block on E36 M3 (U.S.) motor is not entirely even (flat)!!! I had to have mine machined for a completely flat surface for gasket.
Get steel one from A/A- works much better. May also want to drill out head/block stud holes & goto 11MM studs.
Have Stage 2 w/more stuff than most folks can imagine; 40K+ miles w/turbo.

Larry


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