my 1997 BMW 528i starts and runs 5-10 mins then dies and wont restart til it cools

Asked by May 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM about the BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Scan the vehicle and note codes stored. Report back with the trouble codes stored and will be able to be of more help.

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Could be a number of things: does it overheat before it dies? do you notice a drop in the level of coolant even though it's not leaking anywhere? - these could point to a fissure in the cylinder head gasket - replace the gasket to fix. Run a compression test and make sure you have the right values (go to a car service for this). A friend had a similar issue with a diesel BMW and it was the camshaft sensor. Could be a number of things, so it's best to go a service and see.

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