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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:26 AM
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Mein Auto: 2000 528 bmwi
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I have a 2000 BMW 5281 I had my spark plugs changed and one hour later my car was shaking (misfiring). I had my car checked and was getting codes multiple cylinder misfire which are 1 2 and 6. I had no problems at all until I had my spark plugs changed out.Can someone tell me what this issue can be.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:14 AM
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Smells like bad sparkplugs, I don't know about this car, but my conquest hates all but maybe 3 sparkplugs. Some sparkplugs for some reason just don't work with certain cars. Get a new set of sparkplugs regularly used by other owners, check gap and try again. It is possible to get crap plugs brand new.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:30 AM
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Sounds like the gap isn't set correctly on the spark plugs. It's an old response but maybe it'll help someone else.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:32 AM
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It might be the ignition coil

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