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Old 09-18-2013, 12:38 PM
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Another dead engine due to overheating reported today ...
Originally Posted by dareabiodun View Post
My mechanic did not fix my radiator hose very well after change of water pump for my E39 (530i) 2002 model, I was not aware of this fact when I drove the car about 40miles before the cars stopped because of serious engine overheating, and the engine oil was forced out under the car due to the hotness of the engine. On taking the car to another mechanic he changed the gasket and some components of the radiator, after finishing and the car was started, it was bringing out smoke, he later said my engine has gone due to serious overheating questiong is, can this completely knocked down my engine or the problem could be changing of TOP CYLINDER? Please I need help. When I had similar problem with my E36, I only changed the top cylinder and other few components and I used the car after for 4 years.....PLEASE I ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO...NEW ENGINE IS NOT EASY TO COME BY
See also:
- Summary advice to provide users who suspect a major engine repair due to overheating (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to test an engine for a blown head gasket, cracked heads, a warped block, stripped head bolt threads, cam seizures, contaminated bearings, coolant hydrolock, or piston, ring, or valve damage (1) (2) & what are the major factors in deciding whether to rebuild the engine, replace the engine, or sell the car (1) & a DIY for replacing the I6 M54 head gasket (1) (2) & replacing the V8 M62TU head gasket (1) & why these engines are so prone to heat-related damage in the first place (1) & welding the crack between cylinder #3 and the water jacket on the exhaust side (1) & what engine swaps are most recommended (1) (2) (3) & where to obtain a new or rebuilt head (1) replacement short block or long block (1) (2) & how to lift & remove the engine (1) & the most recent real-world results from the last 50 people faced with similar blown engine problems from which this advice came from (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) (38) (39) (40) (41) (42) (43) (44) (45) (46) (47) (48) (49) (50)

Note: I stopped at 50.
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

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