Looking for 540i engine recall information. - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 04:32 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
martinav is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have been looking for a 1994-1995 540i. In the process of looking, I have found a few with an engine replaced at very low miles. Sellers have claimed that this was due to a recall on the auto, and that BMW replaced engine for free. I'm looking for the details of this recall, if it really exists. Especially in what caused the problem, what the symptoms of the problem are, and if the replacement engine had improvements that eliminated the problem.

One seller told me that the cause of the problem was high sulfur content in US fuels which affected the cylinder liners. Sounds like typical German engineer response - never an engineering problem, always a customer problem.

Thanks in advance!

Rod Martin,
Bimmer to be...
martinav is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 05:41 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
martinav is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
martinav is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 10:49 PM
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
I had the engine in my previous 95 540i replaced. Everything was fine, no problems at all. In fact, you get better and smoother power from the new engine. It also helps with resale when you sell the car in future, hopefully with warranty still left over! (100k or 6yrs) The guy who bought it from me was kinda impressed with the warranty. B)

2012 Porsche 911 GTS
2008 ford F150 Foose Edition
2010 VW Touareg

----------------------------------
Gone...2002 Porsche 911 C4S
Gone...2000 BMW 540i
Gone...1995 BMW 540i
CosmosBlack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Synthetic Oil and filter CiscoKid 3-Series (E36) 47 04-14-2014 06:00 PM
The American Vs. The German billB 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 83 10-14-2004 07:09 PM
BMW P83 Engine triggrhaapi Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 0 07-21-2003 02:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome