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      09-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Well I picked up the last of my stuff from my now totaled M3. She is a part with no carpet, pad or back seats with the trim pieces half inside and half in the trunk.

She actually starts, but I was told that the rods are bent. Off to auction, to be either salvaged or parted out.

I could not find another M3 in my budget (which has gone down a bit, and the price for cars with at least 1 year left on warranty has gone up compared to what I paid last year) so I bought a 2009 650i. Its a beautiful car with lots of power and very comfortable. Will miss the M3 and I will definitely look at the new ones when they come out.

The forum has been great and I will miss it, especially since the 6ers are few and far between online (I guess 58 year old gynos don't troll , not that I am one...)
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      09-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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how did it happen ?
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      09-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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how did it happen ?
+1 sorry to hear though
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+1 sorry to hear though
+2. What gives?
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looks nice cars.
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sucks about the m3, but the 650 isn't too shabby. it should be a great highway cruiser for south florida.
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650? I felt sorry for you before I saw that. LOL You're good.
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how did it happen ?
South Florida weather happened; OP sucked up some water and locked the eng.
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      09-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Well the good news is I am enjoying the 650i (not the same by still very nice), my car payments have gone down and my insurance has gone down (a little).

650i is more a gt than sports car, but it has a lot of torque.
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South Florida weather happened; OP sucked up some water and locked the eng.
Sorry to hear that. Water sucked up the intake ? Am I reading this right ? I see how this could damage the engine; although i do not see how that could be totaling the car. Water being uncompressible something had to give. Still I somehow think that car is not done yet. Whoever buys it from salvaged car auction given a few thousands should be able to get it running real good again.
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Sorry to hear that. Water sucked up the intake ? Am I reading this right ? I see how this could damage the engine; although i do not see how that could be totaling the car. Water being uncompressible something had to give. Still I somehow think that car is not done yet. Whoever buys it from salvaged car auction given a few thousands should be able to get it running real good again.
parts and labor on the engine are somewhere in the range of $35,000
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swap m5 v10 in it.
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I'm so sorry you could not manage to get back into an M3 at this time....especially after all you have been through.
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Why wouldn't he just buy an M6?
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Why wouldn't he just buy an M6?
If an M3 was out of his budget an M6 is even more out of his budget.
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admitting to being somewhat of a technology freak i would be interested in knowing step by step how water can cause the demise of an engine. Probably need an engine specialist to get the detailed answer.
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admitting to being somewhat of a technology freak i would be interested in knowing step by step how water can cause the demise of an engine. Probably need an engine specialist to get the detailed answer.
no specialist needed. Water is not compressible; so when it gets sucked into the intake and the car is running the rods bend as the forces are too great.

Newer cars are totalled alot in floods as there are many electrics under the seats and throughout the car. Its wiser for the insurance company to wash the car up front rather than repair it and deal with all the issues/electrical gremlins that may arise as they would be on the hook for the related damages.
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no specialist needed. Water is not compressible; so when it gets sucked into the intake and the car is running the rods bend as the forces are too great.

Newer cars are totalled alot in floods as there are many electrics under the seats and throughout the car. Its wiser for the insurance company to wash the car up front rather than repair it and deal with all the issues/electrical gremlins that may arise as they would be on the hook for the related damages.
That makes sense. That is what i suspected, needed to hear it from someone else.
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