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Old 02-06-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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330 CI Engine Problem



Just found oil leak this morning and took it to GoodYear garage.
Engine block got crack on it. Now what to do ?

The GY mechanic wants $ 5000.00 to replace it.

Used engine $ 1900.00 USD + about $ 500.00 shipping.

Sell the car - problem solve instantly ... lol ...
It's a 2001 with 90k km
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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I'll give you $500 for it today, I would get a second opinion about it I very highly doubt it block is cracked.

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Old 02-06-2016, 09:47 PM   #3
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Yeah , will take it to the dealer next week and see what they have to say.
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:33 AM   #4
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Odd...sorry, only way I can describe what I have just read.

Your block is cracked, sure it isn't the VGC, CCV, Oil Filter Housing Gasket or pan gasket?

I imagine you are flying through oil, lights on?

On a side note $5000 is on the high side. Like $800-$1kish on the high side. Unless that new/used motor gets new gaskets, plugs etc.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:37 AM   #5
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lmfao... never take your car to a place like that. There's lots of leak sources a Blackedout mentioned above. Since it's winter I would put money on CCV.

Inspect it yourself or take it for a second opinion like RMP Motors.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:02 AM   #6
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I'll give you $1500 for the car! lol
Or can sell you a good motor for $1000-1500 Canadian!
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:18 PM   #7
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The reason people are offering you money for the car is because a cracked block is very uncommon, and E46s are notorious for oil leaks. There is probably nothing major wrong with your car at all.

Get a second opinion, and avoid those chain garages like the plague.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:20 PM   #8
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Yeah I would definitely take it for a second opinion ... Since it's the winter a frozen ccv will build pressure in your engine pushing oil out of you dipstick and other places ... Easy way to check it is run your engine and try to open the oil cap if you can't it's the ccv being frozen
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #9
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I also highly doubt your engine block is cracked. Im sure you'd have way more issues than an oil leak. You would probably have no oil at all and the engine would have seized by now.

Theres a bunch of simple spots our engines leak oil from. Heres a quick list

-First and foremost is the Valve Cover Gasket
-Spark plug gaskets (also under valve cover)
-Oil filter housing gasket
-Vanos oil line

The rear main seal can also leak sometimes but its not really common to occur.

I would definitely look into those before swapping an engine. Especially with the low miles on your car, its doesnt really add up unless your drove over a curb and physically damaged the oil pan or something. Take it to RMP motors if your not confident in wrenching yourself.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:02 PM   #10
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Yeah it was only a gasket . Now it's fixed.
Thinking about selling it for $ 5000.00
it's been sitting on the drive way for too long .....
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #11
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Amazing bimmer. I just tried it. one click and it's on. Somebody put on 20k for the last two years. Now it's at 105875 km.
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Old thread...... but wow....... what a great good news story......... nothing like shady shit here in T-Dot. Post the location of that wonderful place so no one goes there EVER.
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