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I have a 2012 BMW x5 3.0l gas engine won't turn over put a

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I have a 2012 BMW x5 3.0l gas engine won't turn over put a breaker bar on harmonic balancer bolt engine will barley turn have to put a lot of force on it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

Turn all of the spark plugs out 1-2 turns and relieve the compression and try again.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Engine still very hard to turn moved a little better but it still very tight car quit while driving won't turn over removed starter and had checked it was ok
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

You might have a piston partially seized or something else mechanical.

I assume you want to find out what.

First of all, remove the spark plugs and check if anything at all is on any of them such as coolant, motor oil, metal shavings or even if any are damaged like the piston hit one.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I removed 5 of them none show anything just clean burning white with only the computer to check the oil level but it won't actually check unless it's running it just level ok to start
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

Why just 5?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
6 Is the hardest 1 to get out my luck it's probably the 1 with signs of engine damage.
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

Could be. next you should probably remove the valve cover and see if anything obvious is broken.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
removed all the plugs no issue with plugs still very hard to turn.
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

What about the valve cover, did you remove that yet and if s, anything under it broken?

Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

have you removed the valve cover yet?

If not, do you need instructions on how to do so?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The engine was seized up customer took it to dealer to see if they would cover it since she only had 70k on the car
Expert:  Beemer_Werke replied 1 month ago.

ok. dont forget to rate me well