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Old 11-12-2012, 09:08 AM
rsbolin@me.com rsbolin@me.com is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 760i
2004 760i. Stalling, Humming Sounds

I purchased this car from a dealer in Houston after running CarFax, AutoCheck, and a National VIN search. The 760 was shipped to me this past Monday and received Wednesday evening. I have driven the car less than 50 miles since it was pulled off of the delivery truck. Mileage is now at 86,000.

The car ran great the first night I owned it and I drove it about 6 miles just to make a test. Next morning while making a right turn in a parking lot the car stalled. I was able to immediately restart the engine. I drove 6.5 miles to my home immediately after this event and while idling the car in my driveway it died again. I restarted and it idled cleaning for a long time. I made a late afternoon run to the US Post Office without a problem. I followed that by driving 2 miles to fill the fuel tank without any stalling issue. I have driven 19 miles since this fill up.

Last evening, day three of ownership, while driving to dinner the car tried to stall again, idle surged, dropped back down to normal, I proceeded. Few minutes later car tried to stall again, idle surged, and this time the check engine light came on and has stayed on.

I got on this forum to look for similar occurrences and found this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...629&highlight=


I have a local mechanic that does the work on all of my vehicles. I have owned a 528, 733, Z3 2.8, Z4, and a 750iL. I have familiarity with the BMW brand and believe they are the best vehicles to own.

What is the best course of action here? I had a 750iL for 7 years and never had a problem with it. I expected a newer V12 to be at least as reliable as my old one.
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