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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-11-2016, 03:58 PM
yigorv90 yigorv90 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 Bmw 528i
2008-2010 BMW 528i Camshaft sensor and vanos solenoid

Hey guys I am just posting this video for anyone that has a check engine light on code for P0013 this is a video I made just showing where you can locate these things. I am posting this because when I was looking to figure out this problem I did not find any good information on it about this 5 series model.

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Old 06-03-2016, 03:01 PM
bosschci_jenee bosschci_jenee is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 528i
Camshaft sensor and valve gasket

Hi, I have a 2008 528i (150K miles) and have been back and forth to the dealership regarding an issue where my car is shaking a lot after driving for a long period of time and then eventually cuts off throwing the car in Neutral. Once I restart, the problem goes a away for a bit and then may start again unless I let it stay off for a few hours. The first time it happened, i took the car to the dealership and they recommended i replace the exhaust solenoid valve, crankshaft sensor, and replace 1 ignition coil. So i did and the problem was fixed for about 7mos. And then it came back recently in March 2016. So i took it back. This time they recommended that I replace the other 5 ignition coils (but only 1 was causing the issue). So I replaced 1 ignition coil again (not all the other 4). I also changed the spark plugs. I left and days later it started up again. This time a check engine light came on. So i took it to Firestone first (2nd opinion). Firestone stated that the code was clear for ignition coils and spark plugs which all looked good but the computer was reading a code for the Cam Shaft sensor that need to be replaced. So i didnt let Firestone replace it, and instead took it back to BMW and they said that there is no issue with the CAM Shaft sensor since the code is faulty. They tested the code by swapping the cam shaft sensor to the other side and then the code went away stating it was a misfire. They then told me that i needed a GSM software update so we paid to have this done. When I got my car back, it seemed fine for 2 weeks and then just this week it started happening again. I took back to dealer and they said they would need to remove the valve cover gasket to diagnose what the issue is. But it is $1100 to remove it and see what the issue is. I refused and figured I would do some research. What should i do?
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