2001 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Bad Experience 540, m-sport

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Bad Experience 540, m-sport
By rams on


2001 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


I purchase this vehicle for my wife. Looks and feels excellent. powerful v- 8, excellent handling however it had 277,000 kilometers. i understand that with this mileage the car may need repairs et.. however the engine had a stalling problem. When stopping the RPM gauge would drop causing the engine to stall sometimes. the problem became progressively worse. BMW and 2 other mechanics looked at the car and ran scan tests. Nobody was able to solve the problem. I sold the car as is and lost thousands. Buyer beware

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By beemerguy1
on 10/01/11 18:25 PM (PDT)

I had a similar problem, It was the camshaft sensor, cost $250.00 for both and worked like new- you may have sold to soon for a low of price

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