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Old 07-20-2012, 08:33 PM
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Drivetrain Failure!

Was driving my wife to dinner (Fridays are date night) and suddenly the engine begins to shake and up pops the error in the pic. Oddly enough my wife had the very same issue on her car this week (not a BMW). I think my car had sympathy problems.

Texted my SA - he's in tomorrow am. Called roadside assistance and getting a tow tomorrow am early. I figure while I'm there I'll get the gas tank splash back issue addressed as well.

I'll keep you all posted.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:35 PM
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Couldn't drive faster than about 30. Anything more and it felt like the engine was going to pop out of the engine bay.

My wife somehow found it all too amusing and cracked up everytime my car had what felt like an epileptic seizure.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:08 PM
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Ew. Sorry I hope it's an easy fix.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:21 PM
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This seems to be a common problem with BMW's V-8s.

I've seen the same problem from people with the 750i and 550i.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:24 PM
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Just be glad Microsoft doesn't write the iDrive software. They'd just ask you to run some diagnostic utility repeatedly.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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Same problem I had with #1, although if I shut the car off and let it cool, it started back fine. Did this happen to you after a warm start?
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:45 AM
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I had the same thing happen about a year ago in my 750. I turned the ignition off, let it sit for a minute and restarted it. Worked fine after that and never happened again. I took in to get serviced slightly after and my SA said they had to reprogram something and it was no big deal. Hope it is nothing.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:38 AM
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Ouch! I had something similar with my 5 series (6 cylinder). One trip to the dealer fixed it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:09 AM
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After an hour last night same thing. Called BMW RA and scheduled a tow this am. Started the car this morning with the same result. So I took it in.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:36 PM
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UPDATE: 4 fuel injectors and a pressure fuel sensor. Looks like tomorrow. On the upside, I got a brand-spankin' new X5 (68 miles on her) as a loaner!
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Man, we all talk on here so much that when things like this happen, it feels like it is happening to family. Sorry for the problem and I hope you get it back really soon.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:57 AM
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Had the same problem, it was the fuel pump on one side. Unbalanced and shaking because only one half of the engine was working
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:12 AM
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man, we all talk on here so much that when things like this happen, it feels like it is happening to family. Sorry for the problem and i hope you get it back really soon.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:53 AM
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In all seriousness, I'm glad you weren't in a dangerous situation when this occurred. When I had my 6er I had a misfire (eventually found it to be the Crankshaft Position Sensor) on I-5, and nearly got rear-ended.
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Yo TopDown Sorry to hear 'bout the headache! Hope it's resolved soon.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:55 PM
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Thanks guys. She's back home. Driving perfectly.

I mentioned the gas tank splash back issue and a) they couldn't reproduce (but I did get a free gallon of gas when they tried!) and b) BMW has no bulletin on this issue.
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I had that issue today. I couldn't use my normal pump that doesn't give me the problem. Had to stand there and pump my own gas. #6erownerproblems

Glad your car is okay
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Driving to work today, it happened again. I'm not happy.
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I had this problem on a 750LI. I was told it was a battery problem. Might want to check the battery.
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When the warning comes on are there symptoms with the car?
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Oh yes. Massive shaking like the cars about to fall apart.
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That's scary...
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