2001 740i Sport "check engine soon"
I am a brand new member.... I spent the last 6 months looking for a low mileage 2001 740i sport for my wife. I finally found one in New Jersey with 40,000 miles on it. I flew up to NJ and checked it out and drove it 1600 miles home to Houston, Texas. It drove like a dream.... As this is my first BMW, I was really impressed with the car! --- right up to the point where it died at a red light 30 miles from my house. When I cranked it up again, the "service engine soon" light came on. I managed to get it home with it only dying once during the last 30 miles. When I got it home, I tried to start it in the driveway. It would crank just fine, but then shut off after 3-5 seconds.
I suspect a sensor has gone bad, (O2, MAF?) but as I am a BRAND new BMW owner, I was hoping to get some expert opinions here. I really don't want to take it to the dealer, but my wife wants the car back soon.
Any help, Gentlemen?