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Old 08-29-2015, 02:01 AM   #1
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My Ride: 2002 330ci
Head gasket again...help

History....2002 330CI...I replaced my headgasket last year, time serts were installed. Head was checked and resurfaced. I completely replaced the cooling system. Vehicle ran fine for about a year......a couple weeks ago the car overheated. I've got steam from my exhaust. I'm loosing coolant but not on the ground. There is no coolant in my oil... In my haste to remove my head (again) I didn't check the head bollt torque before I removed it. It looks like cylinder #5 is cleaner than the others but there are no obvious signs on the gasket. The head was checked (again) and resurfaced again. Very little has been removed from the head and the shop says a stock size gasket can be used. No cracked were found....

My question. I have two new head gaskets a .007 and a .100 and one new set of head bolts. What would be my best option to complete my repair. Sense there was no obvious break in my gasket and the head was not really warped I'm not sure the bolts will hold. Could my block be cracked?
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