1999 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 BMW 528i
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1999 BMW 528i ProblemsOil Leaks From Engine Area
Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
1999 BMW 528i QuestionsWhere is the fuel filter located on a 99 528i (1 answer)
I can reset the computer and it all run good for a few min. and loose power again.
I've been driving it for a week since the check engine light came on, I tried to go out today and wouldn't start. No crank, no lights, nothing just dead. I called for a jump figure it was the battery. When I attached the cables it started up and everything came on, but when I took them of...