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BoostedMX
10-01-2008, 07:28 AM
Hey guys...

Wondering maby you can help me out. At idle if I rev it above 1grand you can feel the car shake, I think it might be the engine mounts. Have you guys heard of this before? Just normal driving it's perfect with no shake or anything, but at rev at idle you can defiantly feel it.

Thanks.

JUS_CRZN
10-01-2008, 09:19 AM
Check the drive shaft flex disc, when they crack they cause a driveline vibration.
Its located at the output of the transmision.

magnus
10-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Misfire? Possibly stuck valve or coil.

BoostedMX
10-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Misfire? Possibly stuck valve or coil.

Well, I put it on a code reader and it needs a camshaft sensor. Would this do it?

e30_kid89
10-01-2008, 07:53 PM
Its possible, but you should call Bimmersport and ask them or even (if you can) bring the car there for them to take a look in person to be sure.

BoostedMX
10-02-2008, 12:07 AM
Wish I could, but I live in Windsor. At least 4 hours away.

MLue1
10-02-2008, 11:47 AM
Wish I could, but I live in Windsor. At least 4 hours away.Then you pop accross the border and buy one cheaper.

BTW, what model do you have?

BoostedMX
10-02-2008, 12:22 PM
Then you pop accross the border and buy one cheaper.

BTW, what model do you have?


buy one cheaper? what are you talking about? Please re-read post. It's a 97 540i

MLue1
10-02-2008, 05:33 PM
buy one cheaper? what are you talking about? Please re-read post. It's a 97 540i
You have a problem, the code reader is telling you camshaft sensor is bad, so start there and replace the sensor and go from there. You have a choice to buy in the part in the US or Canada.

Price in Canada:
http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts2/index.cfm?fetch=part~ID=1997~BMW~540i~240229

Price in US:
http://www.autozone.com/R,1868097/vehicleId,2325301/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,2918/partType,00158/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

PS. If you doubt the code reader, then reset the codes then drive for a day if the code comes back guess what... . Even if it is not the Cam Sensor then you will at least eliminated it.

Dado 540
10-02-2008, 06:54 PM
before you start shopping check www.rmeuropean.com amazing prices.

i had a similar problem... however my issue was camshaft pulley at the front of the engine. it was wobbling like crazy. but if your diagnostic is tellign you cam sensor then check this site, all oem stuff fro cheap.

BoostedMX
10-02-2008, 07:31 PM
You have a problem, the code reader is telling you camshaft sensor is bad, so start there and replace the sensor and go from there. You have a choice to buy in the part in the US or Canada.

Price in Canada:
http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts2/index.cfm?fetch=part~ID=1997~BMW~540i~240229

Price in US:
http://www.autozone.com/R,1868097/vehicleId,2325301/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,2918/partType,00158/shopping/partProductDetail.htm

PS. If you doubt the code reader, then reset the codes then drive for a day if the code comes back guess what... . Even if it is not the Cam Sensor then you will at least eliminated it.


When I said I'm 4 hours away, it wasn't about buying parts. Someone suggested me taking my car to one of the shops in Toronto and I then replied that I'm 4 hours away, and then you replied back with "jump across the boarder" which doesn't make any sense at all.

Anyways! Yes, I'll start off buying the sensor and go from there.

Trouble65
10-13-2008, 09:14 AM
What's the mileage on your car?

Might be that your valve cover gaskets are leaking, which is part of regular maintenance.

The rubber dries out causing oil to leak into your spark plug chamber, when this happens you short out that spark plug. Youe ECU will then report to you that its a bad sensor.

That's what my 97 5401/6 did. Over 1000 rpm it shook a bit, once it reached over 3000rpm it ran smooth.

Bavaria
10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
head gasket might be broken and coolant is going into the engine...
or valves are messed up.

propr'one
10-16-2008, 12:55 AM
vanos.
do you have CEL?
Code 1519?