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Bought a 2007 BMW X5 with part of its engine taken apart

it has 150k miles. i paid $3k for it on an impulse buy from ...
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  11/25/21
Lol so your buddy was only able to take off the intake manif...
Gay Grandpa
  11/25/21
yeah, he got in over his head. also the X5 is the most compl...
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  11/25/21
i wonder if i should just cut my losses and junk it for like...
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  11/25/21
Where are you located? I may be interested in buying it.
Gay Grandpa
  11/25/21
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  11/25/21
Ah, no can do.
Gay Grandpa
  11/25/21
no worries. its probably fucked anyhow. what would have been...
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  11/25/21
Yes. I would have assembled it and run a scanner.
Gay Grandpa
  11/25/21
V8? The intake on a 6 is easy. Never did it on a BMW V8....
Drunkard
  11/25/21
Its the 3.0L 6; any advice? Also do you think I was ripped o...
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  11/25/21
I think it’s an N52 so not turbo. Why did he take th...
Drunkard
  11/25/21
he said he thinks it was the gasket but wasn't completely su...
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  11/25/21
The internet will have the answer to the issue. Pull the co...
Drunkard
  11/25/21


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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:25 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

it has 150k miles. i paid $3k for it on an impulse buy from an acquaintance. it was sitting for months as a non-runner, he tried to take it apart then gave up as he got lazy. its now in the repair shop, they have to put the intake manifold back on, which will cost $500 before they can even figure out if there's something wrong with it.

how fucked/stupid am I?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505313)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:31 AM
Author: Gay Grandpa

Lol so your buddy was only able to take off the intake manifold before giving up?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505328)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:33 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

yeah, he got in over his head. also the X5 is the most complicated car he worked on

im regretting this. feels like i'm flushing like $5k+ (possibly more) down the toilet for an unreliable POS

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505330)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:35 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

i wonder if i should just cut my losses and junk it for like $500

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505332)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:45 AM
Author: Gay Grandpa

Where are you located?

I may be interested in buying it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505357)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:46 AM
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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:47 AM
Author: Gay Grandpa

Ah, no can do.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505362)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:48 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

no worries. its probably fucked anyhow. what would have been your plans with it if you got it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505365)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:51 AM
Author: Gay Grandpa

Yes.

I would have assembled it and run a scanner.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505372)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:57 AM
Author: Drunkard

V8?

The intake on a 6 is easy. Never did it on a BMW V8.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505385)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 2:04 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

Its the 3.0L 6; any advice? Also do you think I was ripped off? The body is in decent shape

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505402)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 2:31 AM
Author: Drunkard

I think it’s an N52 so not turbo. Why did he take the intake manifold off? VANOS shit the bed?

I have only worked on the older BMW inline 6 engines, but they are not terrible to work on like the V8. I probably could put it back together easy enough.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505443)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 2:40 AM
Author: ...........,.,.,........

he said he thinks it was the gasket but wasn't completely sure; he said it had low power, stalling issues then stopped running. he was going to replace the gasket, then put it back on to see if it solved the problem. he's really not a mechanic, the guy doesn't even have a professional scanner or anything. in retrospect im wondering whether he was being deliberately vague to hustle me without overtly lying.

i guess i'm wondering whether i overpaid and whether these things are hunks of junk at this age + mileage. i'm worried that the mechanics are gonna have to tear down the engine again once they put it together or have an expensive repair like the VANOS you mentioned

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505455)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 3:05 AM
Author: Drunkard

The internet will have the answer to the issue. Pull the codes etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505471)