2001 BMW 530i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 BMW 530i
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2001 BMW 530i ProblemsBurning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak
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.
Took the car to the BMW dealer for a routine check-up (valve cover oil leakage + messed-up computer screen messages + engine starting difficulties + scheduled maintenance LEVEL II) and they came back with a repair estimate of over $9,000 (Sundry items + transmission replacement)! Is there a way anyone can explain, let alone justify, that a 2004 BMW 530i with less than 52K very carefully-driven miles (only one very minor body dent) should need...
The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.
2001 BMW 530i Questionsis my engine interference OR NON-interference??BMW (01/2001, 530i, e39,m54) (2 answers)
car was bought new then given to me,nothing has been altered. Early morning car started then died after a few seconds (engine sounded normal),I tried to start again but this time sounded like when getting a compression test(sound like plugs removed). One BMW dealer tells me engine is NON-interf...
i was getting major over heating so i replaced my water pump also losing all my coolant really fast so not only is the water pump new i still i have a leak from a pipe or a hose running along side the engine under the intake i just cannot find its name to replace. Please help