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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:02 AM
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535xi engine shakes when cold

I started experiencing a bit of shaking coming from my engine when cold. The engine will shake until it warms up. It feels like it has very little power. If I try to accelerate a bit hard, the check engine light will come on and then turn off when the engine fully warms up. Anyone else experiecnce this problem?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 AM
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Need to check codes, should have pending codes. Sounds like misfire, could be few different things. Plugs coils, leaking injectors? Check codes first.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:08 AM
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Is it also showing a reduced power warning?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:37 PM
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No just check engine light when I accelerate hard.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
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Sounds like it is either running to lean or to rich which triggers the MIL.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:08 PM
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Injectors and or coils is my guess. Mine did the same but only on the first start up of the day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:57 AM
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I do the same thing when I'm cold.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:18 AM
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I started experiencing a bit of shaking coming from my engine when cold. The engine will shake until it warms up. It feels like it has very little power. If I try to accelerate a bit hard, the check engine light will come on and then turn off when the engine fully warms up. Anyone else experiecnce this problem?
Same thing happened to me last month. Replaced 3 faulty injectors, coils and 6 plugs
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:11 PM
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I do the same thing when I'm cold.
I had to chuckle at this comment.... lately same thing happens to me....
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:57 PM
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Could a gammet of things - if you get a check engine light take it to the dealer. Of course without the light it could be carbon build-up, too - I had that in my car.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:32 PM
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Same happened to my 2006. 530xi, plugged computer, had to change an ignition coil,
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 AM
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I brought the car to the dealer. It turns out that it had 3 bad injectors which needed to be replaced and also required a carbon build-up cleaning. They also found the Mechatronics sleave in the transmission leaking, the valve cover leaking, and the thrust arm bushings leaking. I declined to do the valve cover leak because they quoted me $1400 to replace a gasket that probably costs $10. Anyway, I have the car and it runs fine now. Over the 5 years I have owned the car, I have replaced the HPFP 4 times, replaced all 6 injectors about 2 years ago, replaced 3 additional injectors just this week, performed 2 carbon build-up cleanings, replaced the mechatronics sleave, and replaced the trust arm bushings. When you pay over $60K for a car, you really don't expect these kind of problems. I love the way the car drives and performs but I could without the headaches every few months.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:10 PM
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I brought the car to the dealer. It turns out that it had 3 bad injectors which needed to be replaced and also required a carbon build-up cleaning. They also found the Mechatronics sleave in the transmission leaking, the valve cover leaking, and the thrust arm bushings leaking. I declined to do the valve cover leak because they quoted me $1400 to replace a gasket that probably costs $10. Anyway, I have the car and it runs fine now. Over the 5 years I have owned the car, I have replaced the HPFP 4 times, replaced all 6 injectors about 2 years ago, replaced 3 additional injectors just this week, performed 2 carbon build-up cleanings, replaced the mechatronics sleave, and replaced the trust arm bushings. When you pay over $60K for a car, you really don't expect these kind of problems. I love the way the car drives and performs but I could without the headaches every few months.
I hear you - I feel the same about my car. It has been in the shop for over a month out of the last three months. These problems sound similar to what I have had done - one thrust arm bushing in warranty, valve cove leak - not sure about the transmission but knowing my luck it is coming too .
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:19 AM
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I brought the car to the dealer. It turns out that it had 3 bad injectors which needed to be replaced and also required a carbon build-up cleaning. They also found the Mechatronics sleave in the transmission leaking, the valve cover leaking, and the thrust arm bushings leaking. I declined to do the valve cover leak because they quoted me $1400 to replace a gasket that probably costs $10. Anyway, I have the car and it runs fine now. Over the 5 years I have owned the car, I have replaced the HPFP 4 times, replaced all 6 injectors about 2 years ago, replaced 3 additional injectors just this week, performed 2 carbon build-up cleanings, replaced the mechatronics sleave, and replaced the trust arm bushings. When you pay over $60K for a car, you really don't expect these kind of problems. I love the way the car drives and performs but I could without the headaches every few months.
I'm wrestling with the same thing. I'm between buying an extended warranty or moving to an M37, ML350, E350, or A6 3.0t. I love how this car drives but am spending too much QT at the dealer.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:12 AM
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I'm wrestling with the same thing. I'm between buying an extended warranty or moving to an M37, ML350, E350, or A6 3.0t. I love how this car drives but am spending too much QT at the dealer.
I feel your pain,skins, but if you buy an Audi you will be jumping from the proverbial frying pan into the fire. They are service nightmares.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:10 PM
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I feel your pain,skins, but if you buy an Audi you will be jumping from the proverbial frying pan into the fire. They are service nightmares.
More like jumping from the frying pan into hell with the Audis, LOL. You think your carbon problems are bad here.....
they can't even design a reliable manual transmission/ clutch, for craps sake...
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM
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I'm wrestling with the same thing. I'm between buying an extended warranty or moving to an M37, ML350, E350, or A6 3.0t. I love how this car drives but am spending too much QT at the dealer.
I hear you - if I did not have extended warranty I would have bought a new car. BTW Sinks2wiz the MB E550 lightly optioned is not super pricey.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:27 PM
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I hear you - if I did not have extended warranty I would have bought a new car. BTW Sinks2wiz the MB E550 lightly optioned is not super pricey.
Yeah, I was going to go 4matic and the e550 is over $40k. I may be "stuck" with this car until something compelling comes along. Grrr.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:56 AM
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not good news! dammit, I have been thinking about getting a 535, somewhere between 2004 - 2008, why am i hearing $1400 for valve cover gaskets in multiple threads? Is this engine hard to work on or something?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:09 AM
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After almost $3000 in repairs last month, the car is back in the repair shop again. It started getting the "engine is too hot" warning while driving. It needs a new water pump and thermostat which the dealer quoted as $1600 parts & labor. This car has been a complete nightmare.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:26 AM
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I think it's important to realize that the 535 is a new model starting in 2008. That engine has twin turbos, where before it was the BMW in line 6 cylinder engine. I came close to buying a 2008 535i at the dealer in Bridgeport, and something made me shy away, namely the thought of those twin turbos. It has to be extra moving parts, extra electronics and that's what this is all about. I went with a 2007 530i and love it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:12 PM
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I think it's important to realize that the 535 is a new model starting in 2008. That engine has twin turbos, where before it was the BMW in line 6 cylinder engine. I came close to buying a 2008 535i at the dealer in Bridgeport, and something made me shy away, namely the thought of those twin turbos. It has to be extra moving parts, extra electronics and that's what this is all about. I went with a 2007 530i and love it.
That's how I felt when everyone else was having problems with their 5 series and I really didn't have any. Then the problems started and my perception has changed. I'm not sure I would ever buy another BMW ever again.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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Don't be discouraged. I've owned 3 BMW - two 3 series, and my first 5 series. Never had a serious problem with any of them. But again, I don't totally trust that twin turbo. Yet, I see TONS of them on the road, how bad can they be? I haven't heard of any recalls either. Talk to the dealer, write BMW North America if you have to with receipts, documentation, etc. if you are that unhappy. They might do something. Let us know.
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