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Hi Guys,

Just about to by a 1982 635 CSi, Its been in storage for some time and is in excellent condition the only problem is the Head is blown. Where do you recommend I start to look for parts for this model and/or  possibly a replacement engine ?

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WOW that is a find, obviously an engine swap will get you up and running quickly however you do have your hands on a bit of a classic so keeping numbers matching will help its value long term.

You say the head is blown ? Do you mean head gasket ? Or does the head have terminal corrosion it can happen where the wrong or no antifreeze was used ? 

The engine was the M30 (from memory) so finding a good cylinder head shouldn't be to difficult. In your position I would try and keep chassis and engine numbers matching with the V5, if there has already been a change then a replacement won't make much difference. If you can get a restored pristine car with matching numbers I have seen them advertised for £20000 +

Let us know how it goes

Dave

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On 7/7/2019 at 8:08 AM, Greydog said:

WOW that is a find, obviously an engine swap will get you up and running quickly however you do have your hands on a bit of a classic so keeping numbers matching will help its value long term.

You say the head is blown ? Do you mean head gasket ? Or does the head have terminal corrosion it can happen where the wrong or no antifreeze was used ? 

The engine was the M30 (from memory) so finding a good cylinder head shouldn't be to difficult. In your position I would try and keep chassis and engine numbers matching with the V5, if there has already been a change then a replacement won't make much difference. If you can get a restored pristine car with matching numbers I have seen them advertised for £20000 +

Let us know how it goes

Dave

Thank you for that info Greydog..as far as i know the head is porous but ive lined up the engine for a complete rebuild. Thanks for all the info

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On 7/9/2019 at 2:29 PM, Bimmer Owners Club said:

Hi Paul

Feel free to share a pic or two....would love to see the CSi, haven't seen one in years

No worries ..this is how she looks so far..flat tyres tho so i couldn't roll her out of the garage

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