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Old 10-16-2012, 10:24 PM
veneficus veneficus is offline
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Mein Auto: E39 (M62) 540i
Originally Posted by SRider View Post
I had a similar problem when I did the valley pan on a previous 540. When I was putting the intake on, one of the gaskets slipped out and was not seated properly. That created a huge leak for unmetered air and the car would turn over but not start. I could give it gas and it would fire, run for 10-15 seconds then die. I could hear popping from the intake while the car died. You can use a telescoping mirror to look underneath the intake from the rear to see if an intake gasket is not seated properly.

SRider, you were on the money, that was the issue. thanks mate!

My only issue now is that the water temp jups to red quickly after i start it :S yet its not actually hot.

Last edited by veneficus; 10-16-2012 at 10:31 PM.
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