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  1. dannyc9997
    02-12-2009 08:07 PM
    Hi there, sorry to hear about your troubles. You didnt mention what model yours is? Im assuming its an e39 5 series? Anyways, your 3 seperate all sound unrelated, which is not a good thing as the labor charges are not going to overlap, so if you want to keep this car, be prepared to spend some money to get this all fixed.

    1. You say the car is burning oil, its hard for me to know what exactly is causing that without a more detailed description. Is it smoking alot? When driving or only idling? Is it worse on cold starts? It could be anything from bad valve seals, to a bad valve cover gasket, and alot of other things. This is something a mechanic needs to looks at.

    2. Overheating is VERY bad for these cars, its my honest suggestion to you, stop driving the car untill the overheating issue is corrected. It could be a simple as a bad fan clutch, costing you a couple hundred dollars, however if you continue to ooverheat this motor you will blow its headgasket, costing you thousands and thousands of dollars.

    3. Does the tranny ever slip while your driving? Like the engine revving, but the car is not moving faster with it? It sounds like your transmission fluid is low and needs to be topped off. The bad part about this is you have no dipstick to check the fluid, it can only be checked by getting under the car and opening the fill hole.

    If there is anything else I can do for you feel free to let me know. Goodluck.

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