Rescuing a E46
Ok Guys, here's the deal. There's a '04 325i sedan sitting at a local bodyshop, 50k mi and a $8,500 price tag. The catch: There was a underhood fire on the passenger side.
The passenger's side under the hood is burnt up. It obviously started within the headlight, the wires running to the light are singed back up to the peak of the wheel well, but beyond that the wires look fine. The head light is just a puddle of plastic, but the hood, fender, and front lip are fine. The plastic cover on the top of the engine on the pass, side is melted slightly, but it doesn't look like it got to any underlying parts. The Washer fluid resvoir is halfing missing, so it doesn't look like the heat got past the middle of it.
The engine gives a nice hard crank but won't start up. I don't hear any firing on any cylinders. I'm curious as to what the worst case scenario could be on this bimmer. I looked on realoem.com to get an idea of what's located in that region of the engine bay, but I thought it would be good to get your advice as well.
I will check back a couple times a day. Any ideas would be great. Thanks for your time.