Our 335 busted up

dyezak

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dyezak

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As you can see in my pic those are studs, not bolts. The frame section they are on have back side support from the vertical member that is the outside frame rail. If that structure bends it compromises the frame rail itself as the rail is an engineered crumple zone.

It is replaceable. Full engine removal, remove the dash, cut out the bent rail, weld in the new rail, etc. Cost me $7k (covered by insurance) back in September with a $130/hr labor rate.
 

NoQuarter

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Buying the car back and parting it out.

We should have it next week and will start posting pics of the condition.

Get your name in if you want dibs on parts.

Highlights:

stock turbos work great. We will check them carefully once removed.

Hpfp seems to be fine. No starting problems.

Injectors work well enough on MHD stage 2

Aluminum trim, black interior, iDrive with NAV, logic 7,

And I will move this over to the for sale section
 

buster84

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Buying the car back and parting it out.

We should have it next week and will start posting pics of the condition.

Get your name in if you want dibs on parts.

Highlights:

stock turbos work great. We will check them carefully once removed.

Hpfp seems to be fine. No starting problems.

Injectors work well enough on MHD stage 2

Aluminum trim, black interior, iDrive with NAV, logic 7,

And I will move this over to the for sale section

Out of curiosity how much does the insurance charge you to buy it back?
 

Jeffman

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A bent frame rail means the car cannot be properly repaired. At best you can use it for parts. Sorry man!
 

NoQuarter

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A bent frame rail means the car cannot be properly repaired. At best you can use it for parts. Sorry man!

Thanks. We went today to get a much closer look and made sure the engine was not hit so that is good. The radiator did hit the valve cover and cracked it but that seems to be the extent of it.
 

Itsbrokeagain

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Check your harmonic balancer if everything got shoved into the front of the motor. I've have two instances where the snout of the crank got bent and it wobbled like a madman. Replacing all the parts on the front of the crank proved useless (balancer, timing sprocket etc).

If it wobbles, the motor is pretty much junk.
 

NoQuarter

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Check your harmonic balancer if everything got shoved into the front of the motor. I've have two instances where the snout of the crank got bent and it wobbled like a madman. Replacing all the parts on the front of the crank proved useless (balancer, timing sprocket etc).

If it wobbles, the motor is pretty much junk.

Thanks. I'm quite certain nothing down there was hit. Everything was above the bumper carrier through the kidney grills. We expect the VRSF intercooler to be fine as well.
 

doublespaces

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Sell the motor complete if you can. Between this, the trans, the things like lights, etc you should come out alright. Expect to have a bunch of junk on your hands for a while though.
 

NoQuarter

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Check out the bent bumper support frame.

The damage seems limited to just the top section where the upper bolts are. Folded over moreso than a bent frame?

The valve cover cracked in the corner where the radiator hit it and the turbo outlet has a dent in the top of the pipe.

Engine was not touched. Intercooler area undamaged.





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Rob@RBTurbo

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How do the door to fender seams look? If still good you could prob repair this thing and get by just fine, provided you do not have an extreme OCD complex like some of us (simply by knowing what lies beneath).:grimacing:

Rob
 
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NoQuarter

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How do the door to fender seams look? If still good you could prob repair this thing and get by just fine, provided you do not have an extreme OCD complex like some of us (simply by knowing what lies beneath).:grimacing:

Rob
I like this idea. We will check the seams with a gauge.

This particular 335 was totalled once before! My son bought it with some hidden ugly in the rear so some ugly in the front will be ok. As long as it is straight, safe, and looks like a BMW should on the outside and runs perfectly.
 
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doublespaces

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Ouch, this is a bummer. You might be able to do a decent repair on this, won't be factory anymore but you can probably make it work.
 

NoQuarter

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Not repairing it
Parts are getting shipped out already.

2007 335 coupe with sport package, premium package, manual trans

Sparkling graphite metallic
with black interior

Contact Alex via text:
574 four eight five 8072

Located in northern Indiana for pickup
Or work out shipping as needed.
 
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NoQuarter

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The transmission is coming out tonight then final prep for pulling the engine.

Reach out if you want either one.

The valve cover is cracked but the rest of the engine is undamaged

We still have the starter, HPFP and stock turbos
 

NoQuarter

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Engine is out

We have someone doing a manual conversion so a lot of those bits are getting picked up soon.

Still left:
  • Steering Rack
  • Turbos
  • Starter
  • HPFP
  • Engine
  • Black interior
  • Aluminum trim
  • Doors are in perfect shape

The bent frame rail is now accessible and can be replaced. if anyone is looking to do a major build this could be a great chassis to build on keeping your daily driver driving.
 
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