Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
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e34 540i running rough then conking out...
I had my first real hiccup with my e34 540i the other day. It was a warm, humid day and I had just driven about 50km heading home after work. I had been driving through nearly peak hour traffic and there was much stop-go driving, and a few stretches of very low speeds. As I drew up to an intersection, the engine started to run very rough. I gave the car a little throttle and then the engine lost power and the car effectively came to a halt. I put the car back into park, cranked the engine and she started. I then put her into drive and she conked out again. Prior to all this, there were no warning lights, no elevated temperatures, nothing to indicate anything was amiss.
I had the car loaded onto the back of a truck and had it dropped off at home as I wasn't willing to risk limping home in case there had been some sort of catastrophic failure. The next day I started her up and gingerly took her for a drive around the block and found nothing wrong with her. Last night, I drove to and from work, 100kms in total and could not replicate the fault. Any ideas as to what may have caused this little glitch?