On Apr 9 I took the car was in as the brake warning light had come on; the check engine light was also on - my mechanic checked both and both the wiring and the instr cluster were ok - no faults and the pads had 30% left ;
On sunday, when I started the car it sputtered but when I held my foot on the accelerator it stopped; I did not think anything of it as the car had not been driven for a week - also it had been very damp and rainy albeit the car had been in my garage during that time. After the car warmed up and I had driven for a bit, the car turned on and off as usual; I then drove the car agin onTuesday and it was fine; yesterday morning (Wednesday), when I started the car, it did the same thing - it was rough starting and sputtered and I this time had to really hold the gas pedal down or the car would stall out; I noticed that the check engine light came on and stayed on (again!). So I put the car back in the garage.
I am going to take the car in to my mechanic today but, I wanted to know for own info what is going on with my car. Can you help me?
Also, I noticed that on Sunday when I drove it on to the highway I really had to step on the gas to get it to accelerate to highway speed - in fact it revved to almost 5000 before it switched gears -- is that normal or just me used to driving my husband's more powerful 535i ?
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 26th, 2007 AT 6:52 AM