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2002 BMW Z3 Question: How do I know if I have engine damage after overheating



RickyLee1946, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 22, 2013, 23:08

Today fan belt broke at highway speed. Before I realized it resevoir blew apart. Motor overheated. I am worried it damaged heads. No idea the cost but love the car. Just want to get it repaired without getting robbed.At shop now but I will not not get the outcome till Tuesday. Shop is Ken Baker. Any alternative ideas out there in case Ken wants too much $$.

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    M & R Car Import Services II, Inc (69 Answers) , Chicago, IL - (773) 840-8204
    M and R Car Import June 29, 2013, 18:45

    Step one is to trust your service provider. Allow them to properly inspect vehicle. Afterwards If you don't agree with findings/pricing. Seek a second opinion. Also Keep in mind if the present repair facility quote is high it might have to do to excessive overheating. I am almost certain the repair facility is NOT a non for profit organization. How long was vehicle driven for? Where was the temperature gauge at during breakdown? Why did belt break? (lack of maintenance?) Or did something within the belt circuit seize? Keep in mind that today vehicles have many plastic components such as intake manifold, Engine Thermostat housings, radiator hose connectors etc... That can NOT withstand engine overheating/meltdown conditions. Too many variables to know at present. Update your question once you get Service station findings. Good luck.

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