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Please remeber i am a NOOB. I ordered two gasket sets for my car and upper and lower engine gasket set. How do i find out what each piece is for. some are obvious like the head, valve, exhaust, intake, timing but there are some i don't have clue where they go in.


Any help.



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Like the rest of us, get real familiar with the Realoem (select "archive" to see our cars by model and year):




this should give you decent exploded views of just about everything.



'72 Polaris 2002Tii - assembling
'72 Agave 2002 - Original/Stock

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Most of it will be obvious as you dismantle stuff. If there is a gasket, match it and replace it. There will be some extra o-rings and stuff that go nowhere, in all likelihood. They may be included for other models or for stuff you don't end up taking apart.

Bill in MT

1969 and 1970 2002s

1988 735i

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+1 on the above^^. It's been a while since I bought a full gasket set, but it occurs to me that if you are doing a full rebuild some gaskets, o-rings, or crush washers may not be included in the sets. The distributor cover bolt seal (a thick copper washer) and distributor shaft O-ring come to mind, though I could be mistaken  Also, the cylinder head gasket kit comes with individual exhaust manifold gaskets--many of us use the shielded 320i one-piece exhaust gasket (P/N 11621723876) instead. Here's what should be included in the kits:

Top End Set (11 12 9 065 722)
--Head gasket
--Valve cover gasket

--Valve stem seals (this P/N is for the new style seals)
--Distributor housing gasket
--Upper timing case gaskets
--exhaust manifold gaskets
--intake manifold gaskets
--exhaust downpipe gasket
--large crush washers for the head end plugs

Bottom End Set (11 11 1 734 114)
--Oil pan gasket
--Rear crank seal
--Rear crank seal gasket
--Front crank seal
--Lower timing case gaskets
--Oil filter housing gasket

--Oil pump O-rings
--Water pump gasket
--temperature/pressure sender crush rings

--various block plug crush washers


Fred '69 & '74tii

Edited by FB73tii


'74tii (Colorado) track car

'69ti (Black/Red/Yellow) rolling resto track car

'73tii (Fjord....RIP)

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Yeah, there are quite a few in the generic sets that don't go to anything US- when you take apart a 320, you find some of them,

but some are for things like a carbed 316 that we never got.



"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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Here's a question..


In two separate motors I have torn down,  there seemed to be a seal on the crank, crushed between the timing chain gear and the pulley.  It was definitely something other than hardened sediment.  And in both cases, I found it on the crank, pressed into the seal side of the gear, around the crank nose..  I can't seem to find any info on these bits..  Nothing definitive, anyway. 

Is it something that should be there on reassembly??

Anyone noticed this before?  Surely I'm not the only one..

2002 newbie, and dead serious about it.
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BMW never officially showed it on the parts microfiche but it was a thin O-ring.  They used it to seal the seam between the front crank journal and the timing gear.  Without it on the really early engines they had a small leak of oil that would work it's way between crank, gear, pulley and past the threads on the nut holding the pulley on.  I just put a VERY LIGHT film of sealant in the chamfer on the gear before I press it on.  Never had a problem in over 30 years building M10's this way.    

1970 1602 (purchased 12/1974)

1974 2002 Turbo

1988 M5

1986 Euro 325iC

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