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#2431 of 2734 Re: 530i (2004) driveshaft [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 20, 2009 (10:53 am)
I wonder what a "cracked" driveshaft is then? Sounds very unusual.
My wife's CPO 1997 528i had a low speed rumble/vibration that was independent of engine speed and wheels/tires fitted. My dealer has a first class service department and they diagnosed a bent driveshaft. It was replaced under the CPO warranty, no questions asked. I still wonder how one could tweak a driveshaft without hitting/running over something.
FYI, BMW continues to use two-piece driveshafts fitted with 1-2 guibos and a center bearing, as you can see on this F01 parts diagram.
#2432 of 2734 Re: 530i (2004) driveshaft [roadburner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 20, 2009 (12:36 pm)
Are BMW driveshaft still not rebuildable? I remember that for a long time the u=joints were not replaceable. U-joint wears out, well, then, you replace the entire driveshaft.
I could see a driveshaft out of balance, definitely, but bent? A frozen u-joint would give that same symptom, too.
#2433 of 2734 BMW 530i 2004 water leak!!
Dec 20, 2009 (4:03 pm)
OK, Had a major leak in my car, if I left car in rain the rear passenger side foot well would fill up with water (over 2'' + deep) the issue is that it took BMW service forever to fix it in that time it fill with water several time. Found out the it was coming in from the heater box and rolling in under the carpet so who know how long it was going on!! With all the electrical that is in the area should I maybe just ell the car to get rid of a potential issue long term with the electrical going bad from all the moisture?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!??!
#2434 of 2734 Re: BMW 530i 2004 water leak!! [sportcourtguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 20, 2009 (5:19 pm)
Water or coolant. If water, from the heater box, that was probably clogged drainage in the fresh air vents (situated under the wiper blades). Wires are wrapped up pretty well so I wouldn't worry, unless it dripped on some component...but usually what this type of leak does is drip along the inner firewall. I don't think I'd worry about it. I'd be more concerned for the power seats I guess.
#2435 of 2734 Re: 530i (2004) driveshaft [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 20, 2009 (11:25 pm)
Are BMW driveshaft still not rebuildable?
Some aftermarket shops rebuild them as does BMW.
#2436 of 2734 Re: BMW 530i 2004 water leak!! [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 21, 2009 (11:04 am)
It was water, it migrated fom under heater under the carpet to the lowest spot on the car which was the back seat footwell. When the water was in the back it did cause all sorts of electrical items to go off, i.e. active steering said it was not communicating, stereo was weird, seat would not work, etc...all the water is now gone and all communication seems to be ok. The worry I have is the corrosion going to continue to wires in the area....
#2437 of 2734 Re: BMW 530i 2004 water leak!! [sportcourtguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 21, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Ah well, the great mystery. I don't know what to say. I can only give you some solace, in a weird comparison to my laptop computer. I dumped a large cup of coffee on it, and of course, it shorted out, etc---but once we took it apart and cleaned it, it's been fine.
#2438 of 2734 Replaced Fuel Pump/ Ignition Coil?
Dec 21, 2009 (7:28 pm)
While researching the 5 series E60, I've noticed that there was an issue with the high pressure fuel pump or the ignition coil on numerous vehicles. I would like to know if anyone has experienced the problem, and how their cars are performing after the replacement, please.
#2439 of 2734 Re: Replaced Fuel Pump/ Ignition Coil? [rez]
Dec 22, 2009 (9:43 pm)
The HPFP issue only affects cars with the N54 engine.
#2440 of 2734 Re: Replaced Fuel Pump/ Ignition Coil? [roadburner]
Dec 23, 2009 (1:17 pm)
my preliminary research outcome is that the faulty N54 engine were in cars until March 2008. I wonder when BMW started to manfacture the 2009's? Just wanted to ask anyone who experienced the failed fuel pumps and how their cars are performing after they were changed out.