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E39 528i/5 sport temporary rough running
My cousin just bought yesterday morning a 528i/5 after hearing everything I had to say about bimmers, and loves it. Tonight he decided to do 0-60 as fast as he dared for the first time without launching (he's a very conservative driver). Never got past 5500 rpms in each gear. After doing this, he said the engine started running rough immediately, perhaps misfiring, at all rpms. Pulled over, and the idle was irregular and varied from 300-1000. He turned off the car, called me, popped the hood, and couldn't find anything wrong. Started the car back up again and the engine ran fine, no roughness at all. Any ideas what might have happened here?
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1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.
1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.
Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i
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