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Hi guys brand new here need some helpful advice looking
to buy my first bimmer tomrrow got into a car accident a
few weeks ago and insurance is taking forever to settle so
in the mean time I'm lookin at a 528i its a 99 with 133k
miles talked him down to 1,500 he said the car runs great
only problem is all the windows don't work I've replaced
window regulators before that's not a problem I got him
down really cheap cuz of it but there's also this 740il with
160k miles he wants 1,900 but he's willing to negotiate
has m5 front bumper looks great and he said drives like
new I could really use some insight help here what do you
guys think I should do any feedback would be greatly
appriciate I'm so exited to own a bmw!!

aftter a long ride (highway 50-70km) with my car looses power (does not turn off)and requires between 5 to 15 min rest to continue

What would that be? It shakes a little bit when you turn but that's it can you help me?

It won't turn over it doesn't even click I have full power to my battery all lights come on and it doesn't start

When it goes to red it only stays there for a little bit, then goes back to halfway. Does anybody know what would cause this?

I replaced the stock radio system and put a aftermarket system in. Used some of the wire to power the radio, but others are taped off to the side. But after a few days, lights started messing up. When I turned the ignition over, the low beams came on and all the brake lights illuminated and stayed on. I have no turn signals, no hazards, no high beams, no fog lights, and no rear license plate light. The computer where the speedometer and gauges are don't work either.

I even changed the fuel line and the wire harness with the one the engine came with now it won't start at all

I'm hoping that it is a problem with the automatic settings for each driver. Problem is that the door switch is broken. Disconnect it to fix problem???

battery always going dead can't put transmission from manual to automatic the button wont work properly

I ran the engine for 5min, I turned it off because it was smelling hot. it was leaking lots and lots of water. the radiator has water. the ac was not on

took car in for water leak they didnt have tools to repair. picked car up and it started smoking. runs fine no noise and i parked it two days and checked oil and water. it is smoking much less now what is up.

The engine was cleaned by using a lot of water. It didn't run well after the wash. The dashlights and all exterior lights stayed on. The battery went dead. Jump started the vehicle. The battery won't keep a charge.

I just got a 00 740il, the car has been sitting for a long time. The engine is powerful and the tranny is good. A few issues though,

1. When I accelerate after 10 to 15 mins of driving before hitting second gear sometimes the whole front of the car starts to vibrate. It does not kick so I know it's not the tranny. On the the freeway before I accelerate it starts to shake again then go away.

2. Power steering is leaking, very stiff steering wheel.

3. I hear screeching when I drive. From the back

When the seat was plugged in and the fan wasnt wired .after that i noticed the navig. T V. Had static with lines.in it and black background .

lost. Advised to get drive cycle of car to figure out how many miles need to be driven in order for test to work. How do I find this out? Is this true?

Right now I am in Las Vegas it's very hot, transmission won't shift RPM is at 3000 MPH 25 won't shift out.
After the car cools down it runs perfect. A mechanic told me it was the transmission temperature control regulator. The part is a $100 and to install it is $100 would the transmission do that if it was the regulator...?