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Old 11-22-2016, 08:10 PM
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My bmw 325 ci 2004 don't want to start

My bmw 325 ci 2004 don't want to start my brother was driving and he was going around 65 to 75 miles per hour and he had on 3rd try to go on 4 but he put 2 he go back quickly to 3rd again try to go on 4 but goes again to 2 the engine go off the service engine soon and the EML light go on and went we tried to turned it on the car just make a noise like straight but don't go on it doesn't do anything just the straight noise idk if anyone knows anything about this can helps me.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:36 AM
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My bmw 325 ci 2004 don't want to start

Please write short concise sentences. Long run on sentences confuse the reader.

From you post it sounds like the driver performed a money shift, as in money is going to shift from your wallet to the mechanic's wallet. You have several bent valves, and likely piston damage.
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E46 3 Series forum, you will get more help in here.

It's hard to say from your description but it could be that it was money shifted and you're in need of a new engine.

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Old 11-23-2016, 07:14 PM
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Keep your brother out of the car !
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E46 3 Series forum, you will get more help in here.

It's hard to say from your description but it could be that it was money shifted and you're in need of a new engine.

Tim
Yep, this is my thought. If he went from third gear to second gear at that speed, valves met pistons and expensive things are broken. Find a used engine is the best course of action.

And do what Bob said......your brother just cost you $1200-3000 depending on if you can DIY or not.
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