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I just bought a 2008 535i with a seized engine good price i couldn***8217;t pass it up. So im going to buy a used engine and possibly pay to have it put in depending on price . My question is what else should I replace while the engine is going ti be out ? The car has 98k miles on dash but according to carfax it has 163k the car doesnt start and u can see alot of wear on the pulley thing like they we tryna get it started. Also is there any way to check if its the engine for sure?
 

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You would have to try to rotate the engine. I suggest you transport the car to an indy shop and have them go over the entire car. What happens when you try to start it? Does anything move?
 

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If you can do the work yourself, you may have got a great deal.
well i have a friend that will do it for under 1k
used i cant find one in my area for under 7k n theres very few on the market

i have a few issues i see the rdc computer thing is missing from the trunk and the idrive continuously resets never gets past the bmw logo. i tried reseting it by pushing eject eject n volume knob at the same time it but still no result . can i just replace the ccc with any used one or do they have to be programmed to the car or something?
 

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Theres a possibility that the engine isnt seized how do I verify that seized ... i check the oil filter and theres no metal shavings
 

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Pull the plugs. Turn the Jesus bolt clockwise with a big damn wrench.
 

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Will do tonight.... i just seen a video about if you replace the cluster and the miles dont match your cas then it wont start is that true and if so how do i match those miles

Im pretty sure the miles are different on car fax says 163k miles that was reported a year ago but the car says 98k
And a bmw dealer reported 130k miles a few years ago when they sold it
 

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Pull the plugs. Turn the Jesus bolt clockwise with a big damn wrench.
Where is this at ? In the front of the engine where the pulleys are? Do i have to take anything off to access it and go under the car or ontop? Sorry my first bmw and i also hardly ever work on cars although i am mechanically inclined as im a mechanic for 9-5 but on machines ... just need to be pointed in the right direction
 

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Getting the plugs out is easy. Take of the engine cover and then unclip the coils, remove and remove spark plugs. You need a narrow sided spark plug wrench to fit.

The crank is the lowest pulley on the engine. There’s a big bolt on it you need to turn.

Check you tube for videos.

And keep us updated. Always Interested to see how these things turn out.


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Getting the plugs out is easy. Take of the engine cover and then unclip the coils, remove and remove spark plugs. You need a narrow sided spark plug wrench to fit.

The crank is the lowest pulley on the engine. There’s a big bolt on it you need to turn.

Check you tube for videos.

And keep us updated. Always Interested to see how these things turn out.


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im going to go buy the socket today and also i ordered cable to use inpa
 
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