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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 04-20-2017, 04:31 PM
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Struggling at 3000 RPMs

I have a 2001 540i 6 Speed and once it gets to 3k RPMs it feels like the car is struggling to go. There are no check engine lights on or anything like that and it seems to run just fine when it is idling. I don't think it's an engine problem so if anyone has any idea what it might be any help is much appreciated thank you


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Old 04-20-2017, 04:40 PM
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Do you have a BMW specific scanner? There might be other codes.
Can you be a little more descriptive? Is it 3k in all gears?
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:18 PM
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Check your fuel pressure.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:35 PM
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I do not have a code scanner and I just got the oil changed today so and I haven't had the problem before I got it changed


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Old 04-20-2017, 10:27 PM
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I do not have a code scanner and I just got the oil changed today so and I haven't had the problem before I got it changed


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I doubt the oil change had anything to do with this running condition. Probably just coincidence.
I had a vehicle do this to me several years ago, one day it just started struggling to get up and go. Turned out to be a dying fuel pump.
I agree with other posters...First thing to do is scan for codes.

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