: 2002 745i Engine Seized

06-09-2012, 03:32 PM
A couple of months ago, my oil pan was cracked, unbeknownst to me and as a result, the oil leaked out and the engine locked. Is it possible to repair, or do I need a new engine ?

06-09-2012, 03:53 PM
it depends on how long the engine was ran on low oil or no oil; if it was run for a very short period on low oil it can be easily saved with an oil change and a couple of other things. If it was run for quite a bit longer, you may need a new motor as a good amount of metal could have sheared away from the block/pistons and caused significant damage.

06-09-2012, 04:06 PM
It only ran for a few minutes, no more than 5 or 10.

06-09-2012, 04:27 PM
It should be still ok run cheap oil throught it for a hour or so before you put a new filter on

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06-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Thanks, I will try it and let you know how it went.

07-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Hey navra25,
Just wondering what ever happened to your engine? I ran into the same issue and am trying to figure out if it's salvageable.