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Old 01-22-2018, 10:15 PM
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How do I know it won't happen again?
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In your opinion, is that car worth $5000 additional over the 10k I bought it for with a replaced used engine?
No, but it had a used engine before this unfortunate event.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:20 PM
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:23 PM
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Good point....
Here is some interesting reading. A little late for you but at least you will know why this happened and how to prevent it next time.
We the North - Don't lose an engine this Winter to the CCV - E46Fanatics
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" is that car worth $5000 additional over the 10k I bought it for with a replaced used engine?"

Unless you can work on it yourself, NO.
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Propellerhead, yikes!!! was that 14k for a ferarri head!???
Ive seen good used engines go for $2000, and labour to install it, about the same.
Its always a crap shoot though, do you like the car enough to ...........
its going to be a case of diminishing returns anyway, could you replace it for the $5000 that you need to spend on a new engine.? If it were mine, (im a mechanic type) I would change the engine, and move on.
but its your call. hope all goes well!
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Actually what I would do if I was REAL short on money and I was positive the current motor wasn't fixable would be to buy a bad motor needing a headgasket or such for practically nothing and put a head gasket on it. I have actually done this

If I remember the whole process it involved the follow cost wise.

$80 in beer (help has to be paid)

$5 diesel for the tractor to pull the motor and install the motor

$50 gasket kit

$70 cigarettes

I think that was everything. We used the head off the motor with the busted block
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Interesting take, and thank you. It does put it into perspective. I have only had the car 6 months and do like it alot....however, this was going to be the car I give my son next year....will I be able to trust it again? How do I know it won't happen again? To add insult to injury, while at the shop, a customer in a Toyota backed into it and ruined the door. Their insurance will pay but still...just very frustrating. In your opinion, is that car worth $5000 additional over the 10k I bought it for with a replaced used engine?
Here's a guarantee fix for the winter time CCV freeze up.

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" is that car worth $5000 additional over the 10k I bought it for with a replaced used engine?"

Unless you can work on it yourself, NO.
Yeah does not sound like a do it yourselfer so its time tp cut the bond/cord and move on to something else. At this point its a scrap X5 and should be treated as so.
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Wish I could afford that!
Follow up to this. After taking some advice from people on the forum, I decided to repair the car. As it worked out, I found and engine with 55k on it and had it shipped to my mechanic for $1600. While parked at the mechanic, someone backed into it and caved in the door. His insurance issued me a check for $2000 for the repair. I found a door, same color with a VIN just a few away from mine...may have been painted the same day...that was $250 delivered. So...$1850 for door and engine which I applied the $2000 check to. My mechanic installed the engine, hung the door, swapped over all the internal components, glass, interior panel, etc then installed my air bag emulator I bought and had the car completely detailed and ceramic coated...all for $2300. So, I was out $2150 net. Now, today I just wrote a check for a yaw sensor replacement $650 Inc tax. My son better appreciate this!

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