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Old 01-29-2019, 02:58 AM   #1
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Engine seized?



I was on my way to mechanic yesterday to get the water pump and thermostat done on my 04 330Xi. When all of a sudden the front and rear was filled with smoke, including seeping into the vents. I lost power completely but was able to pull over. My mechanic told me the engine is seized and a new one with install will run me $3500. I called up another shop and he mentioned its the CCV..he will take apart the engine clean up the oil, spark plugs and what not, $1000.

I owned the car for 3 months and have spent more than $3500 within that time frame, most of the time it was in the garage. Having said that I am about to give up...
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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Sorry to say this, but buying a 14 year old BMW and having it all repaired by a mechanic will never be cheap. If you're unwilling to do a lot of the repairs yourself at this age of the car, it's not a cheap car to own by any means.

Good luck with the repair.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:43 PM   #3
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Sorry to say this, but buying a 14 year old BMW and having it all repaired by a mechanic will never be cheap. If you're unwilling to do a lot of the repairs yourself at this age of the car, it's not a cheap car to own by any means.

Good luck with the repair.
Actually, I decided to do the repair but need to find an engine with lower mileage. My mechanic told me that he tried to manually turn the engine and it wouldn't budge...
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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Did he pull the plugs and put a scope in?

I've seen an E46 suck most of the motor's oil into the intake due to failed CCV (common failure on these motors). The motor was hydro-locked with oil. Fortunately none of the valves got bent, we sucked all of the oil out through the spark plug holes, installed new CCV, cleaned plugs and it was good to go.
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Did he pull the plugs and put a scope in?

I've seen an E46 suck most of the motor's oil into the intake due to failed CCV (common failure on these motors). The motor was hydro-locked with oil. Fortunately none of the valves got bent, we sucked all of the oil out through the spark plug holes, installed new CCV, cleaned plugs and it was good to go.
No. He mentioned the engine has no movement when he turns it manually..
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