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if the heater stopped putting out hot air and if it overheated, this means it ran out of coolant. if it ran out of coolant, you have "fried" the engine, which is the reason it seized. needs an engine.
you have to remove the intake manifold
either the valve cover gasket is leaking or the oil filter housing is leaking or both are leaking. both are very common on the 6 cylinder engines.
is this an E320 sedan, an E320 wagon or an ML320?
you have oil coming thru the rings and into the combustion chamber, which will eventually foul that plug. for the short term, you can change that plug as soon as it gets fouled, but the permanent fix is an engine. probably more expensive that the car is worth.
how many miles? was trans serviced regularly? could be a kickdown cable, kickdown switch, a vacuum issue, plugged up filter or just a worn out transmission. not that difficult to check if you want us to.
Mercedes lists 39,000 miles for the transmission service interval. The flush is a local MB dealer "idea"; the factory says to replace the fluid, the filter and pan gasket. Either way is within $50 of the other except that Brumos is not replacing the filter, like mother says you should. Have them explain why they don't perform this service as the factory says it's supposed to be done.....
The shop that replaced the timing belt should have seen this leak when they replaced the belt. May not need the seals; it is a common problem when the pcv valve gets clogged, it forces the oil out the seals. Your shop should already know this if they work on these car regularly If they did not know this, you're going to the wrong shop!
there are only two ways to get into your trunk: (1) order a spare key from BMW (3 days) (2) destroy one of the tail lights and fish out the keys All BMW's have deadbolt door locks; they will not open EVER without a key; it's a safety feature.
First, the alternator needs to be checked to make sure its charging the battery. Second, check for a parasitic draw. Yes, it MIGHT be the glow plug relay, but not very likely. If it was hard to start when cold, this indicates that the glow plug system is not working. Perform amperage test on each glow plug to determine if one or more is defective. You will need someone that knows this system to do a little diagnostic work for you.