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  1. #251
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    Looks great, keep up the progress!! And regarding cleaning parts -- that task takes for ever with these engines since they leak oil like it's their job, and that oil gets baked on the surface in all those crevices, bah!

    Two years after full reseal, I see oil leaking...
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  2. #252
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    I'm pretty sure that BMW V8s just leak all of the oil the I6s would otherwise burn...

  3. #253
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruskii View Post
    Looks great, keep up the progress!! And regarding cleaning parts -- that task takes for ever with these engines since they leak oil like it's their job, and that oil gets baked on the surface in all those crevices, bah!

    Two years after full reseal, I see oil leaking...
    I am trying to be super meticulous with this job. Hopefully it pays off. So much easier when you can walk all around the engine and work on it while not laying on your back or being a contortionist. Hopefully that pays off and the sealing job holds for a little while. But I'll get the thing oil undercoated again this summer, that'll help conceal any leaks...

    Quote Originally Posted by rslifkin View Post
    I'm pretty sure that BMW V8s just leak all of the oil the I6s would otherwise burn...
    That is the truth, but I will say mine leaks a lot less than what my E39 530i burned. Hell I had to add a quart every 750 miles on that one
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

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    I should take the family to a skitrip to Vermont, leave my car in your garage for a week, see if you can do the same on my engine!

  5. #255
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgebest View Post
    I should take the family to a skitrip to Vermont, leave my car in your garage for a week, see if you can do the same on my engine!
    You'll have to use the wife's side of the garage lol
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkitect View Post
    You'll have to use the wife's side of the garage lol
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    Sanded the valve covers and decided to just paint them since I already had paint making it free. Iíll have a spare set if things go well enough to warrant powder coating.






    Unsuspecting patient.
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

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    What kind of paint did you use?

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    Dupli-Color Ceramic stuff. Came out pretty decent. Weíll see how long it lasts on this magnesium.
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkitect View Post
    Dupli-Color Ceramic stuff. Came out pretty decent. Weíll see how long it lasts on this magnesium.
    I only use this one and it has lasted for a few years now...

  11. #261
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    It’s silver right? Not blackish? Few years i pretty good. Might try that if this fails. Hopefully it’ll last longer than the wrinkle black I used before. And this was already in the cabinet, so that sealed the deal.
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

  12. #262
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkitect View Post
    Itís silver right? Not blackish? Few years i pretty good. Might try that if this fails. Hopefully itíll last longer than the wrinkle black I used before. And this was already in the cabinet, so that sealed the deal.
    Yes the pic is flat black but I returned and opted for flat silver. Those were the 2 only color options for this paint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecty View Post
    Yes the pic is flat black but I returned and opted for flat silver. Those were the 2 only color options for this paint...


    nice gives me an idea
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  14. #264
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    Looks good purp. Is there a little gloss to it or flat?
    2001 740i Sport | 1997 328i | 1988 325i Vert | 1995 Ford F150 | 2018 GTI

  15. #265
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    Flat and they are coming off for the 3rd time since refinishing them for another gasket job. First time was a reseal after purchasing, 2nd was a year and a half later when the guides were done and the 3rd is to use genuine gaskets because the elring ones are leaking on the drivers side and bothering me...
    Last edited by purplecty; 05-09-2019 at 10:39 PM.

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