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Old 01-29-2013, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mike530ia View Post
...Told me story of some woman who just came through the shop last week with no belts on her E39 after driving almost 100 miles with the temp needle in the red the whole way. She apparently hit something and broke off the power steering pulley somehow. They put everything back together and it is as good as new. The engine was still solid, since there was plenty of coolant left in the block. I trust him and what he knows, so when he said that these engines can take a hell of a beating before they crack or warp, I believe him...
Anyone who says an E39 M52/M54 engine is fine after an overheat needs to see a psychiatrist.
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