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Old 07-02-2018, 08:10 AM   #1  
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Hey guys I have a huge problem, maybe someone can give me some advise or any thoughts are much appreciated.
I have a 2011 535xdrive, never had any issues with the engine, was changing the oil every 5k miles, now I have 93k miles on it. On Friday went to replace the oil sensor and oil cooler gasket. Everything was fine, but next day out of the blue my engine died on me while driving about 50 mph. I heard a clicking noise which was the transmission, it went from D to N by itself and the RPM were down. I pressed the gas pedal a few times and nothing, realized that the engine was off, so I pulled on the side of the road. Put the transmission to P and tried to start the engine. It made a pretty awful noise but didnít start, after trying to hit Start button again it just made a click and thatís it. Not sure what happened, at this point Iím left without a car and huge headache. Looks like Iíll have to replace the engine. Did anyone have a similar situation? Can anybody suggest a solution? Any thoughts? Every opinion counts.
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So what did you do after you pulled over? Did you have it towed anywhere? Has a dealer or indy looked at it? How did you come to the determination that the engine is blown?
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Yes, I towed it back to the same garage where they replaced the cooler gasket and oil sensor. They got back to me today saying that they couldnít find anything wrong, and everything looked fine and theyíre still working to find out what might have caused it. As far as I understood they didnít get the chance to completely disassemble the engine and look inside, looks like they will do it tomorrow
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So what did you do after you pulled over? Did you have it towed anywhere? Has a dealer or indy looked at it? How did you come to the determination that the engine is blown?
Got an update from the mechanic, so they say that Cyl number 6 seized, canít figure out why... everything looks ok. I asked if we can just replace that part, heís reply was that ďThe crankshaft is bad it looks like the engine replacement is more logical, used crank is 1000$ rod is 200$ and set of gaskets and machine shop is around 1500$. So itís very close to engine priceĒ he assumes that a replacement engine will be around $3,000. Any thoughts on this? Anyone ? I live in NY, can anybody suggest where I can get an engine for about that money?
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Got an update from the mechanic, so they say that Cyl number 6 seized, can’t figure out why... everything looks ok. I asked if we can just replace that part, he’s reply was that “The crankshaft is bad it looks like the engine replacement is more logical, used crank is 1000$ rod is 200$ and set of gaskets and machine shop is around 1500$. So it’s very close to engine price” he assumes that a replacement engine will be around $3,000. Any thoughts on this? Anyone ? I live in NY, can anybody suggest where I can get an engine for about that money?
I got the engine replaced on a 2000 740iL and I should have just parted it out instead --- would have been way ahead. A replacement engine might cost $3,000 but the installation costs are a lot more than $3,000. Can you get a second opinion?
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I got the engine replaced on a 2000 740iL and I should have just parted it out instead --- would have been way ahead. A replacement engine might cost $3,000 but the installation costs are a lot more than $3,000. Can you get a second opinion?
this mechanic is actually a friend of mine, I donít think he would try to rip me off. He did some research as well and said that many people faced same situations. The car just died on them, no lights no warning signs, it just stopped working I asked if it pays to just replace the parts (which are also close to $3000) he said that he wouldnít recommend that. What if after the repairs the engine would do the same, Iíd be in really bad situation, too much $$ involved... Iím so upset because this car didnít give me any problems, and now BOOM.... very sad
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this mechanic is actually a friend of mine, I don’t think he would try to rip me off.
My reply did not mean anything about ripping you off. It is all about the mechanic's experience. One mechanic may be sure it is one thing but another, who has seen this exact same thing before, may have a different,correct solution, that may be cheaper. Many of us have seen this before. 2 mechanics --- 2 different answers
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My reply did not mean anything about ripping you off. It is all about the mechanic's experience. One mechanic may be sure it is one thing but another, who has seen this exact same thing before, may have a different,correct solution, that may be cheaper. Many of us have seen this before. 2 mechanics --- 2 different answers
got you Iíll try to ask around if thereís anyone who would like to stop by and look at it, because at this point the engine is out and canít take the car anywhere
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