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Hello Info.

I agree that it does sound crazy.
Perhaps for 12 grand a second opinion may be in order here.
A properly running car does not all of a sudden require an overhaul unless there was catastrophic failure.
There had to be a reason behind it all. They should have a proper answer for you as to the cause.
Questions such as this should be answered.
"Did the oil pump fail?"
"Was there coolant loss or signs of overheating?"
"Are there particles in the engine oil?"

Is this dealer reputable?.....I wonder, seems just a little suspicious to me.

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2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

the engine already seize.... recall back how the engine died last time? engine oil?

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

remove the starter and bench test it with your battery charger. Apply the red connector from the charger to the large battery lug on the starter solenoid. Attach the black connector from the charger to the vise. have a 6 inch wire to use now to do the test. The 6 inch wire you will apply it the red positive connector and the touch the other end of the 6 inch wire to the solenoids small threaded lug. It will click if the solenoid is good and the drive should protrude out as if it meshing with the flywheel. It should be running quite fast as well. If one or more of these explainations are now working, replace this starter. If working you have a shorted wire or a faulty electrical ignition switch

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

push wires onto plug no problem but its wiring code/order you need to know and this is not in any of my books so i would look for a vehicle the same in a supermarket and when owner returns ask if you can have a look at theirs or try a scrapyard and ask their .if they are the wrong way around you cannot hurt anything so you could try by elimination

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010


2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010

with BMW you will need the reset tool.cost in U.K.£285,or your dealer will reset it at a cost.....

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010

It's a heavier duty battery!

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Oct 09, 2010

Well Get Your Manual Book on the Page Setup Program Utility and Follow the instrution... Under Your Dash You Got what they Call The Terminal Box Connection For Computer Analyzer But off corse To do So .. You must bring your Car on The BMW Deeler To
Activate The Rom Memory Utility.. To Re-program your Light sensor What you call Welcome Lights On your risk Pin 2.8.13. must be short respectively with a diode 2 and 8 13 for ground. on your ignition If you miss it will just cost you S750 dollards for new computer Dash... So dont do it.. Try to re-program your Key Tranceiver some time they work Good luck

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010

that is a lot to ask. you must remove the rad. etc. i sugest buying a repair manual

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010

Bad battery, they go out just like that. Same thing happened to me. I got my car to the shop and they checked it out and it had a dead cell. I had enough power to run lights and radio but not enough to crank the car. If you can find a shop close they may run a new battery out to your and change the battery for free but a tip might be nice.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010

check fuse if not the fuse check for current to the seat motor if still no power check the switch

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 03, 2010

sounds like a grounding problem. need to check if any after market stuff was added first

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010

some you can reset just by replacing the brake sensors, others you need a scanner.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010

It sounds like piston rings are worn you can try some engine restore thats what its called when you change the oil next time put that in in place of about a 1/2 of quart of oil run for 500-1000 miles and see if its better if not need to rebuild motor.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010

theys abouts ins thes cylinders heads. unders thes covers.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 31, 2010

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