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Old 07-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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I am writing to just say do not buy a 2005 BMW Z4. I was driving on the interstate and hit a pretty deep pothole. When I came out of it, i realized I could no longer accelerate. To my utter dismay I quickly looked behind me and the entire engine had fell out. This was astonishing because during an accident the year before the engine also fell out. Another year another engine should be the motto of this car. Never again good sir. Never again.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:54 PM
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Struggling a bit with your description of what happened. The engine and transmission are bolted together into an integrated assembly that's approximately 24" wide, 28" tall, and almost 6 feet long (engine and trans combined). There's just a bit over 4" clearance between the bottom of the car and the road so if your engine could fall out (it really can't but that's a different story) the car would be thrown at least a foot and a half in the air to clear to engine and transmission.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:13 AM
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i hate when that happens ....especially twice ...........................
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:26 PM
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Struggling a bit with your description of what happened. The engine and transmission are bolted together into an integrated assembly that's approximately 24" wide, 28" tall, and almost 6 feet long (engine and trans combined). There's just a bit over 4" clearance between the bottom of the car and the road so if your engine could fall out (it really can't but that's a different story) the car would be thrown at least a foot and a half in the air to clear to engine and transmission.
Am puzzled as well
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:00 PM
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damn shame, hope the engine didn't kill anyone behind you
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:43 AM
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A little late for April Fools Day.
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:13 AM
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Apparently it can happen

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Old 07-26-2018, 09:42 AM
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Apparently it can happen

That wasn't a Z4
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:58 AM
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Apparently it can happen

while that is impressive itself, let's see it happen twice
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:11 PM
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Definitely calling BS on this one...
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:39 PM
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Apparently it can happen

I can see the possibility on some FWD cars where only the front and rear mounts are holding the engine/transaxle assembly in place. You're still going airborne as it goes under the car which would be quite the event. Even if there was room to clear the cross member, the tranny is still bolted to the drive shaft so the giubo would have to give way also to turn everything loose to leave it behind you on the road.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:36 PM
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Guess I'll list mine on Bring A Trailer, tonight.

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Old 07-26-2018, 05:42 PM
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and why is that considered engine failure? Probably still works!
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:32 AM
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A crocodile came up, bit my guts out. And he bit me into parts, pieces. My leg went <=that way, and my head went that way=>.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:22 AM
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Liar Liar Pants On Fire! There, Ive always wanted to say that.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:53 AM
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:29 AM
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Did OP ever figure out why he ran over his engine?? ***129315;
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:33 AM
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Did OP ever figure out why he ran over his engine?? ***129315;
i think his mommie took back her computer
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:57 AM
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Thats a shame. I was looking forward to the next story after fixing that pesky dropping engine code
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:29 AM
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I remember that used to happen with the rear engine Corvairs back in the day...
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:31 AM
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Liar Liar Pants On Fire! There, Ive always wanted to say that.
I'd like to, with your permission, add the second line;
' nose as long as a telephone wire.'
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:56 AM
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Uh yeah, twice???? Even once, drive shafts can drop, in an actual Collision the engine will drop on impact by design, but toodling down the road highly unlikely.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:32 AM
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Insurance company would have totaled the car the first time.
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