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Shawn54

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Glad to be a member me and my wife both drive 335i mine is 07 and hers is 08 we live in Huntington Wv and own and run affordable tire & auto, also Garage door specialist here in Huntington Wv .....if your from here stop in would love to see and chat about cars
 
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SlowE93

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Glad to be a member me and my wife both drive 335i mine is 07 and hers is 08 we live in Huntington Wv and own and run affordable tire & auto, also Garage door specialist here in Huntington Wv .....if your from here stop in would love to see and chat about cars
Welcome.
West Coast here.....
 

TheFixer

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Welcome to the community. I'm envious you have a big garage to work on your cars.

I'm in TN with an e60. Are your cars modded?
 

Shawn54

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Welcome to the community. I'm envious you have a big garage to work on your cars.

I'm in TN with an e60. Are your cars modded?
Just bought 2nd one first one my wife has is stock and just bought mine and was told kicking in and out of limp mode because pipe came off rear turbo ......I put it on lift and confirmed it did .....so I ended up doing filter relocation and full bolt ons ,...still same thing so changed all the vacumn lines and Boost solenoid and still same but long story short It ended up being front turbo locked up ....but doesn’t end there......I noticed writing on block and couple different places with grease pen and bolt heads are little rusty looking so I was like this has a junkyard motor in it .......then after pulling turbos I found back behind rear turbo next to coolant line there is a hole in the block that been fixed ...will this hold up or should I stop now and look for a motor , I’ll post pics
 

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Shawn54

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Just bought 2nd one first one my wife has is stock and just bought mine and was told kicking in and out of limp mode because pipe came off rear turbo ......I put it on lift and confirmed it did .....so I ended up doing filter relocation and full bolt ons ,...still same thing so changed all the vacumn lines and Boost solenoid and still same but long story short It ended up being front turbo locked up ....but doesn’t end there......I noticed writing on block and couple different places with grease pen and bolt heads are little rusty looking so I was like this has a junkyard motor in it .......then after pulling turbos I found back behind rear turbo next to coolant line there is a hole in the block that been fixed ...will this hold up or should I stop now and look for a motor , I’ll post pics
It says on plug that’s in there guaranteed void if removed
 

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TheFixer

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Just bought 2nd one first one my wife has is stock and just bought mine and was told kicking in and out of limp mode because pipe came off rear turbo ......I put it on lift and confirmed it did .....so I ended up doing filter relocation and full bolt ons ,...still same thing so changed all the vacumn lines and Boost solenoid and still same but long story short It ended up being front turbo locked up ....but doesn’t end there......I noticed writing on block and couple different places with grease pen and bolt heads are little rusty looking so I was like this has a junkyard motor in it .......then after pulling turbos I found back behind rear turbo next to coolant line there is a hole in the block that been fixed ...will this hold up or should I stop now and look for a motor , I’ll post pics

That really sucks. Hard for me to say if that fix will hold. I've seen professional fixes in blocks that look flawless and that looks kinda sketch.

Who knows what your dealing with.
 

Shawn54

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That really sucks. Hard for me to say if that fix will hold. I've seen professional fixes in blocks that look flawless and that looks kinda sketch.

Who knows what your dealing with.
Yeah I think while it’s tore down this far I better just drop the motor out the bottom and look for one .....I had big plans for this one
 
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GreyNBlueE92

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I thought those were just to tell if it's been overheated if you were to take it back to the junkyard asking for another one if it failed. I've seen one of those before, been awhile tho.

Edit: Looked it up. It's called a melt away disc, for reasons stated above. Overheating
 

NoQuarter

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Oh... so not a hole at all? Just a bit stuck to the block to protect the seller from taking back an engine someone overheated?
 

GreyNBlueE92

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Oh... so not a hole at all? Just a bit stuck to the block to protect the seller from taking back an engine someone overheated?
I believe so. Not much to worry about imo. It's supposed to fall off if overheated from what I've read
 

Shawn54

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Thanks I went ahead and chanced it and replaced turbos and list goes on and drove for 2 days loving it and then one of the mosfets blew so looking for someone local to replace or mite just buy hot air solder and try myself.....I’m in Huntington wv if anyone close to me and could do this thanks
 

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Never been that far west in WVa. Beautiful probably. I'm in VA. I doubt you'll find someone local to do it on the forum. Anyone do general electronics repair in your area - small town, word of mouth, you'd probably know this in a 20 mile radius. If not, you found the youtube videos. Reasonably steady hand, and know a bit about soldering, and you a hot air station.