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Re: 530i rough idle (archive)

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Posted by Rodney on July 30, 2001 at 10:13:33:

In Reply to: Re: 530i rough idle posted by dudel on July 30, 2001 at 09:08:40:


I am in Atlanta however the Carfax report shows a history in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey.
The car has 111k miles. Other than the rough idle, the car looks and drives like new.

How many miles and where in the country are you?

Don - Atlanta
95 540i
95 ///Miata

My 1994 530i has a rough idle. It slightly rocks the car at idle and gets worse when the a/c compressor comes on. I have been to and understand what my problem may be. Is there anyway to know what type engine is in the car - I am not the first owner. BMW says they do not have a national data base and there is no way to tell whether the engine has been swithched out? Any suggestions for identifying M60 vs M62? Ideas about other potential causes besides leakdown (maybe I'm in denial), will the problem get worse if unaddressed (I'm now using Amoco Ultimate gas), will it get worse in colder weather, ideas to reduce roughness??? Ideas for less expensive repair than block replacement?

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