Engine Mechanical problem
2000 BMW 540i V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170xxx miles
Car: 170, xxx miles
Motor: 64, xxx miles (long block rebuild)
I'm getting a cylinder 1 and cylinder 7 mis-fire when attempting to do any real acceleration (merging in traffic, on-ramps, etc). However, I am un-able to replcate this on-demand. The car was a private party sale, and I've had a pre-buy inspection done. I've had the car for about 2 weeks.
In the inspection, it was noted that the valve cover gaskets are leaking, and the timing chain tensioner needs replacement. I've tried to be reasonably gentile, but if I didn't care about performance, I'd use my '89 accord as a daily driver.
Plugs were done at 170,006. I've checked all 8 coil packs for engine oil in the pack/connector. Most recent attempt (0 miles ago) was swapping packs 1/2, and 6/7. I have not yet driven the car, though it does start w/o error.
The timing chain tensioner looks fairly straight forward, but I'm concerned about skipping teeth, or putting excess tension on the chain. Thoughts?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM