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  1. It's run hot a few times, but nothing catastrophic and that was quite a while ago. This is basically age. I'm at 320K on the original bottom end. Valve job done by PO about 160K ago. Just don't have time right now to do the necessary work and thought I had a temporary fix until I drained out the Block Seal solution and saw what was once again coming out of my tailpipe. Seemed like too much of a coincidence for it to fail right as a I drained it. Was hoping to find somebody who has actually been down this road before. Some people swear by this stuff. Not a big deal. I've got other wheels. Many Thanks!
  2. Stock 1974 here. Standard head gasket failure symptoms -- coolant level drop, white smoke out the tailpipe, milkshake on the oil filler cap. I have another engine that I have yet to rebuild and figuring I had nothing to lose, used K&W Block Seal a few months ago with immediately positive results -- no drop in coolant level, no more white smoke, no more milkshake. I should mention that there was no "Use By" date on the can of Block Seal and it had settled and coagulated, but I was able to reconstitute it with hot water as I prepared it to add it to the cooling system. It took me this long to drive the recommended 500 miles to change out the Block Seal solution. I drained it all, added water to flush and pretty quickly I was getting a lot of white smoke and water out the tailpipe again. This was at idle, parked, without driving or getting the system much past warm. I did this a total of three times with the same symptoms. Is this normal or has the repair somehow failed? I also have a bottle of K&W Head Gasket and Block Repair in the green plastic bottle. Not sure whether I should add back the coolant mixture and see what happens or just go ahead and start all over again with the newer product. Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions welcome. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  3. "Berkeley SMOG. On Carelton St. North of Ashby and across from the dog pound....errr. animal shelter.. There is a Mexican restaurant (Juan's) kitty corner. I have taken all my cars there as they know E30 M3s that don't have a check engine light....." And passed! Turns out he has moved a few blocks away to San Pablo near Ashby, across Burnett from Walgreens. Saved $20 by booking online so got out of there for $65. Did not need the free re-test, but he offered that when I called Friday. Pass/No Pay shops are a thing of the past in the East Bay, that's for sure. Santa Cruz seems to still have a few. Many Thanks!
  4. For my late Dad's 1987 GTI. Haven't had to smog my 74 for so long that I haven't been in a smog shop in over twenty five years -- things have changed unrecognizably. That Shattuck Ave guy is now up on the frontage road off Gilman. Can't believe the number of smog shops in Berkeley, most of whom won't touch a 1987 for reasonable money. And the only auto parts store left in town, Carquest, is closing this week. Didn't used to be this way.
  5. I live three blocks away. Will give them a call. Many thanks!
  6. I'm in Berkeley, CA. Are Pass/No Pay Smog tests a thing of the past? If so, can somebody please recommend a good local shop? Thanks!
  7. Have you got any square (74-76) rear turn signal lenses? Don't really need the whole assembly. Pictures would be great, as I'm trying to find oranger rather than yellower ones. San Jose, CA 95070
  8. Hey, Steve, The search function does not seem to be working. Hope you are having a happy holiday. Thanks! Scott
  9. You could cook a steak on the bitchin custom tip. Is that paint color stock BMW? If so, any idea what it is called? Thanks! Scott
  10. Hi, Chris, Any idea how old/number of miles are on the Eberspacher? Would it be possible to get a more detailed photo of it's inlet pipe? Can't really tell how rusty it is. Thanks!
  11. Hey, Many thanks to those who kept this manual from going extinct. Bought one off eBay 15 years ago, but rarely use it. Am curious to compare. Scott
  12. kiloscott


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