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metlic53 12-07-2012 03:54 PM

Port and polish head?
 
I believe my HG is leaking, when I take my head off would it be worth sending it off to be ported and polished on my 2001 e46 325i? Maybe even stroke the motor? What do you guys think?

///MPR77 12-07-2012 04:03 PM

If your head gasket is leaking, you may have bigger problems at play.

Did it overheat?

metlic53 12-07-2012 05:14 PM

Hasn't overheated since I bought it 4 months ago

jared_wiesner 12-08-2012 08:00 AM

I think porting could really tie together a bunch of performance mods in these cars. ie. Cams, headers, intake, exhaust. But, it would have to be so subtle. I think most of it would come from slight radius changes, de-shrouding valves and a multi angle valve job. You'd really need a spare head, a flow bench, a lot of experience and a Serdi machine or equivalent.

Grande D 12-08-2012 10:56 AM

You could buy a head from VAC.

Or contact German Auto Solutions. I know they expressed a tiny bit of interest in the idea a few months ago, which is more than anyone else!

You should PM or e-mail PEI330

metlic53 12-08-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp43867 (Post 14961917)
You could buy a head from VAC.

Or contact German Auto Solutions. I know they expressed a tiny bit of interest in the idea a few months ago, which is more than anyone else!

You should PM or e-mail PEI330

Why should I email him? Has he dealt with this problem?

Hornung418 12-08-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metlic53 (Post 14963229)
Why should I email him? Has he dealt with this problem?

LOL...why don't you just google his username and see for yourself. He's the master of all things M54.

serdar255 12-09-2012 12:53 AM

I'm picking up a spare head tomorrow for a turbo build i will be doing, i will also do a port and polish. If you want i can post pictures on this thread, but it wont be until january 1 for me to do the port and polish.

Larry D 12-09-2012 06:38 AM

I'd love to see your work serdar

daniel_f. 12-09-2012 07:51 AM

there are pictures floating around over here from a cutted m54b30 head. interesting but nothing special.

serdar255 12-09-2012 03:26 PM

This will be thhe start of something beautiful, i will be flow bench testing it too. :4ngie:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...BC1C041C3A.jpg

It is true and straight, just tested it with my thinnest feeler feeler gauge no gaps at all.
I'll make a thread in january.

jared_wiesner 12-09-2012 03:27 PM

I'd love to know what people are finding really helps flow on these heads. You'd be doing all of people thinking about doing a port job a huge favour.

jared_wiesner 12-09-2012 03:27 PM

Can't wait serdar! Please keep us posted!!!

serdar255 12-09-2012 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jared_wiesner (Post 14964680)
Can't wait serdar! Please keep us posted!!!

Absolutely

Iceman00 12-09-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jared_wiesner (Post 14964677)
I'd love to know what people are finding really helps flow on these heads. You'd be doing all of people thinking about doing a port job a huge favour.

:tsk: Canadians....

serdar255 12-09-2012 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceman00 (Post 14964826)
:tsk: Canadians....

:rofl:

serdar255 12-09-2012 07:07 PM

Made a stand so it doesn't rest on the studs when i go to port and polish it i just have to paint it its not pretty, but i had the materials in hand. Later i might weld up a better one.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...D156309815.jpg
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...D1527AB6EF.jpg

jared_wiesner 12-09-2012 09:29 PM

Ha, I'm sorry if the Queen's English offends. In that case... Favor :p

**Edit** I'm sorry about this but I couldn't resist. Granted that I'm German in background and have no real ties to British English (though in the end it is their language), I wanted to see what origin each spelling came from. What I found on the grammarist.com website I just could not resist posting.

"Favor vs. favour
Favor and favour are different spellings of the same word. Favor is the preferred spelling in American English. Favour is preferred in all other varieties of English."

serdar255 12-10-2012 08:03 PM

Cleaned up the head, looks much better i will probably degrease it one more time tomorrow. On a side not i painted the stand looks less crap now. Here is a pic.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...81C9F53F23.jpg

I have to get two nuts to pull the studs out, they were left in when i bought it, does anyone know what thread it is?

Innards the top needs more cleaning as you can see.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...68F9352013.jpg

Some shots my friend got while were steeming and degreasing it.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...696B782937.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...6972BF80BA.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...68FE123EBA.jpg

The whole thing was rinsed out about ten times until the water coming out was not soapy and then it was tediously dried with a heat gun at a low setting for the inside and the outside was wiped. I'll repeat the process tomorrow, i want this thing clean!

Iceman00 12-11-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jared_wiesner (Post 14965477)
Ha, I'm sorry if the Queen's English offends. In that case... Favor :p

**Edit** I'm sorry about this but I couldn't resist. Granted that I'm German in background and have no real ties to British English (though in the end it is their language), I wanted to see what origin each spelling came from. What I found on the grammarist.com website I just could not resist posting.

"Favor vs. favour
Favor and favour are different spellings of the same word. Favor is the preferred spelling in American English. Favour is preferred in all other varieties of English."

'Murica
Next you'll you'll tell me 'Colour' is a word. Pff, Queen's English.


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