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Old 10-06-2009, 05:51 PM
Funf Dreisig Funf Dreisig is offline
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Originally Posted by JerrySpaeder View Post
Looks like they'll be ordering a new engine. It'll take three to four weeks for it to arrive. Assume it's coming from Germany.
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when the engine seizes and goes from 2500 rpm to an abrupt stop.
All the enginesare built in Germany. But I would have thought they could get one from the factory. Looks like a case where "just in time" parts delivery to the factory works great for BMW but not so great for BMW owners.

If the engine actually siezed (i.e. RPM dropped to zero instantly) what probably happened is that the crank jammed the end of a loose rod into the side of the block -- OUCH. This is not good for ANY of the drive train. As you say hopefully there is a Woodruf key (AKA half moon key) in the transmission shaft that sheared off allowing the tranny to settle down a bit more gently.

I agree with d geek. Please let us know what actually happened when you can.

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