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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 ...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
Lol so your buddy was only able to take off the intake manif...
Onyx stimulating ladyboy
  11/25/21
yeah, he got in over his head. also the X5 is the most compl...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
i wonder if i should just cut my losses and junk it for like...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
Where are you located? I may be interested in buying it.
Onyx stimulating ladyboy
  11/25/21
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bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
Ah, no can do.
Onyx stimulating ladyboy
  11/25/21
no worries. its probably fucked anyhow. what would have been...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
Yes. I would have assembled it and run a scanner.
Onyx stimulating ladyboy
  11/25/21
V8? The intake on a 6 is easy. Never did it on a BMW V8....
Beady-eyed rigor
  11/25/21
Its the 3.0L 6; any advice? Also do you think I was ripped o...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
I think it’s an N52 so not turbo. Why did he take th...
Beady-eyed rigor
  11/25/21
he said he thinks it was the gasket but wasn't completely su...
bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor
  11/25/21
The internet will have the answer to the issue. Pull the co...
Beady-eyed rigor
  11/25/21
Honestly, horrible idea. It is cheap because repairs are ex...
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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:25 AM
Author: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: Onyx stimulating ladyboy

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: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: Onyx stimulating ladyboy

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
Author: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43505360)



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Date: November 25th, 2021 1:47 AM
Author: Onyx stimulating ladyboy

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: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: Onyx stimulating ladyboy

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: Beady-eyed rigor

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: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: Beady-eyed rigor

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: bisexual thriller sanctuary fortuitous meteor

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: Beady-eyed rigor

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)



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Date: December 5th, 2021 12:58 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,...,:,...:..:.,:.::,.


Honestly, horrible idea. It is cheap because repairs are expensive. Since it is a non-turbo 3.0, it isn't even fast. And X5s aren't exactly beasts offroad either.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4972152&forum_id=2#43561403)