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Hi Allen, In addition to removing the covers did you remove anything else? If not, reassembling should do the trick. If yours is the engine with VANOS and Variable valve lift (with electronically controlled motor, make sure all connection and pick up sensors are good. If you've lost spark and injection, check the crankshaft and camshaft pickup sensors. Regards John

2006 BMW 530xi... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014

use the FSM, buy one, it covers this. reset what is reset?
does the book say reset>?
what country.
here we (USA)
login to alldata.com and see that. if there is that.
not the engine for E60/61? car?
four-cylinder petrol
six-cylinder petrol (my guess) N54 ? my guess is this.....
V8 petrol
V10 petrol (M5)
four-cylinder diesel
six-cylinder diesel
my guess is based on.....

no symptoms posted, zero
no context, doing what? and why?

no 535xi in my book just 530xi.
N54 engine.

servo ? you mean VVT or
VANOS (abbr. from German variable Nockenwellensteuerung)?
this, and is it a turbo?
535xi 3.0L 6-cyl.
VVT parts? is that it?
the VALVETRONIC system.?

please ID exact engine, and say symptoms or service you are doing.

ill stop. here and post this, are you here?


If FSM free, why do that with a $50,000 car??? odd that.?
if desperate, try google. using the N54 (or as approp.)
in the search, and guess what lots of hits.
how about VANOS N54


60k hits.

2006 BMW 530xi... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014

I got this free Pdf manual from reliable-store for free and I don't think Ive visited a mechanic or fixya for help for more than 3-4 times out of the 20 times I fixed the chipper in these 4 years

BMW 530xi Cars &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

Check first to see if the brake lights work, the brake light circuit is what powers the Park safety lockout solenoid. If no brake lights then it will not come out of park position.

BMW 530xi Cars &... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

code p 0500 and 503 both refer to the vehicle speed sensor(VSS)---circuit malfunction or intermittent/ errattic high input====causes wiring-=--VSS---ECM--wiring poor connection--other connected system---instrument panel---VSS---communication control module
to have the abs light on I would be checking the communication control module or the ECM

BMW Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

Not sure what you are asking, need more info.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

More is good less AMP hours is bad.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Look into this site.


BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Check to make sure you did not damage the wires to the starter.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Computer is sensing a drive ability problem which shuts down the transmission preventing damage. Called limp mode. You need to hook up a scanner and see what codes the engine has.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Your receipt should have the contact information.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Sounds like we need to open the valve cover and see what is happening.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Could be a coolant leak. Open the hood and take a look.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

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