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| Originally posted by fanless@Jul 27 2005, 10:28 AM |
I own a E39 (523i, 1998, 260.000 Km). I bought this car in yr 2000. I had in the past different car brands; Renault, Simca, Fiat, VW ... This is my second BMW and probably the less reliable car I ever had. The car was always serviced by official BMW garages according to service leds. Well, today I have the feeling that the engine has much less power at low rotational speeds. The car has no couple under 3000 rpm, sometimes a "hole" around 5500 rpm.
Also strange, when the car is parked on a "climbing surface", the engine is hard to start and runs badly; have the feeling that it runs on 4 or 5 cylinders. I went to the garage and they didn't notice anything, but to begin the troubleshooting, the spark plugs were changed ( but the problem remains).
Was changed in the past :
the gas pump 3 yrs ago
the catalytic converter two yrs ago
Because BMW labor force is so expensive and my almost empty wallet, I would like to ear from enlightened people some advices or some easy checks I would be able to do myself before giving away the car (and my savings) to the garage.
Thanks in advance
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