1994 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 BMW 540i
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1994 BMW 540i ProblemsMultiple Parts May be Recommended to Correct Coolant Loss
Leaks are known to develop in the cooling system. It is common to see more than one part recommended for repair/replacement due to overlapping labor and the use of many plastic parts in the system.
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.
1994 BMW 540i QuestionsHow many clutch/brake fluid reservoirs does my car have? (1 answer)
my local mechanic has informed me that this knowledge will be the difference between $100 and 300$ to have my fluids flushed and replaced.
Purchased 1 week ago. noticed white smoke on start up. saw more smoke during stop and go traffic this morning. at lunch the car would not crank but tries to turn over. added gas just in case bc the hand was showing low but that did not solve this issue.
Having some weird electrical problems. The back up lights are not working. The interior panel lights (speedo) dim sometimes. The trip computer went into 24hr mode and then back.