Actually Champaign is right on the money.
The kid not only super overheated the car, he damaged the front axle so bad, the control arm is bent.
So you have 2 major issues:
1.) The engine - repairable, but it will be expensive
2.) Drive train issue - once you bent the suspension components, no matter how you try to fix it, the car will be NEVER the same (unlike a rebuild engine), it will not drive the same. I can go as far and predict an almost uncurable shimmy, which you will correct, only to have it come back after a while.
I would have NEVER entrusted the youngster with this car. A 10-15 year old Kia or Hyundai would have sufficed until he learns how to drive and how to take care of a car.
Another e39 down.
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