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My BM 5 Series ::Please Help::

Hi everybody

We were suffering last night from rainy weather and the streats became full of water.
I was driving my bmw 528i model 1999 when i pass through that rainy pool and once the engine went off

I took it to the garage and i've been told that the engine broke down and need to be replaced

please help
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Any one of a million things could be wrong. How deep was the water?



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Do you guys remember BillB? He ran into the same situation in New Jersey and if not mistaken, he had to replace the motor! Even his headlights had to be cleaned.
No-Fear, please do a search and look for that post. We even had a discussion on how this was a poor design from BWM.

You may need to start by looking at the MAF sensor and work your way in. in order to dry off the parts if possible.

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I found it... http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/5-s...nly-20971.html

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/5-s...nly-21399.html
This was one of a few posts related to the topic

Cick on billB tag an search for "all posts started by him". Good luck

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could i know the link between the maf sensor and the wet engine that need to be replaced?
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could i know the link between the maf sensor and the wet engine that need to be replaced?
Wet MAF Sensor means no start. And if you flooded your engine, you may want to drain your oil and flush it with new oil. If you think water got in, which, obviously it did. Changeg oil, spark plugs, start drying everything off before it corrodes.

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Click on the ones above... The one below was the first post....
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/5-s...ake-20173.html
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Flood damage...

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Hi everybody

We were suffering last night from rainy weather and the streats became full of water.
I was driving my bmw 528i model 1999 when i pass through that rainy pool and once the engine went off

I took it to the garage and i've been told that the engine broke down and need to be replaced

please help
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Water inside engine does not mean the engine is gone.
Remove sp plugs then turn it over to expel water.
Change the engine oil a few times at a few hundred miles apart.

TCC Tip: Treading Water - The Car Connection
If you do suspect that your vehicle has been submerged by more than a few inches of water, don't try to start the engine. Have the car towed to an auto repair shop to be inspected. A waterlogged engine that's cranked can sometimes be ruined, even if it doesn't start.

This post is from a Mini owner:
http://www.mini2.com/forum/faults-fi...ing-water.html

You probably tried to start the engine after the flood.
Should have been towed, then clean using the above procedures.

Sorry to hear your loss.
But check insurance company (does it qualify as flood damage?).
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Haha... 35 cm... whats that... like 1.22 ft of water?...

Nice... Good luck.

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35 cm = 14 inches

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Haha... 35 cm... whats that... like 1.22 ft of water?...

Nice... Good luck.

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14 inches is roughly the diameter of a 14" wheel.

As a rule, people should not drive car where water depth level EXCEEDS the axle height (where the wheelbearing sits).
Even at this depth, damage to wheelbearing can occur.
A bit more water, then water is sucked into the air intake (weakness in BMW E39 design).

In the past I drove my 1983 bmw 735i (E23) through a large puddle of water (about 10 inches deep) and nothing happensed! But would NOT do it again.

The problem is when seeing a puddle of water, it is impossible to judge the depth of it, unless you get out and wade into the water to judge the depth first (talking about getting your feet wet!!!).
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