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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bent Rod? Help

I picked up a 84 325i for my son. The car is VERY clean and appears to have been taken care of.

The guy I bought it from bought it new and two years ago gave it to his daughter. This summer she tried driving through a large and deep puddle of water and the engine stopped.
I think it hydro-locked and bent the rod or a valve.

I think the best bet is to buy a used engine and swap it.

Any ideals or comments as to what I should do or where to find an engine.

thanks for any advice
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take ut the spark plugs and crank it over to empty the cylinders then reinstall then and see if it runs
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