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Old 11-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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Recommendation for cylinder head work Chicago area?

Like the title says, anyone in the Chicago area recommend a shop for checking, pressure testing, refurbishing Bmw cylinder heads? I am not from Chicago but a buddy of mine is doing a head gasket job on his m54 and needs to know if there are favorite places for us enthusiasts to take our Bmw heads to.

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Like the title says, anyone in the Chicago area recommend a shop for checking, pressure testing, refurbishing Bmw cylinder heads? I am not from Chicago but a buddy of mine is doing a head gasket job on his m54 and needs to know if there are favorite places for us enthusiasts to take our Bmw heads to.

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What's his budget for the head rebuild itself ? Does he own a 3.0L or 2.5L motor ?



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It's a 2.5. He's just doing a standard rebuild. No porting, polishing or anything fancy like that. He bought the car with a blown head gasket. Looks like it over heated. Going to need it checked for cracks and possibly milled. Maybe have the shop make any recommendations for refurb as far as things like valve guides or seals if needed.
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Contact members of the Windy City chapter of the BMWCCA for recommendations.
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Thanks, markusmarkus. That was on my list of things to do!
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