Hi! I understand what has happened and to be honest the only thing you can do is go for a breakers yard hopefully go with a low mileage example, there are often some for sale, you might be lucky!!! They still retail for £2-4K plus the cost of removal and installation as it is a big old lump!!!
As a foot note I amazed at the amount of idiots (not you of course) on our roads during the floods, they are driving through deep water creating bow waves which is putting water straight into the air intakes, remember the engine is sucking this stuff in hard straight into the inlet manifold, once this happens and it does not take much Boom !!! dead engine.
They have no idea where the air intakes are? some are high on the engine (eg mercedes) or much lower as on many others!!!
This is not covered by insurance and they are effectively writing off their cars!!!!!
Always said I would go back to a 6 series
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