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Water pump rattles, but stops once car is warmed up.
It sounds like the impeller shaft inside the water pump has been bent or broken. If this were the case the noise would exist when the engine was cold, then when warmed up and coolant starts to pass through the...
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My mechanic is saying the timing chain is bad (causing oil leaks). Does a timing chain cause oil leaks? What are your thoughts?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Timing change themselves cannot cause an oil leak but the timing chain cover can cause an oil leak. In order to replace the timing cover gasket, you will have to remove the serpentine belt and...
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Turn signals and emergency flashers not working
This is most likely due to a blown fuse or because the device that flashes the lights has failed. The component that flashes the lights interrupts the electricity flow to the lights to make them flash. This "flasher" as it...
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2013 BMW 650i shakes, loses power, warning lights come on
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2013 BMW 650i. Solutions have been found to problems similar to yours, but two vehicles with the same symptoms may still require different repairs. Your best bet is to have an experienced...
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2012 BMW 650i Malfunction displays, car shakes, loses power, can't accelerate, shuts down
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2013 BMW 650i. Your battery receives a charge voltage from the alternator while driving. The alternator is responsible for maintaining the charge on a battery during vehicle operation. Very low power can...
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Engine RPMs drop suddenly from 2500 to 500-1500 RPM on 2013 BMW 650i
Thanks for writing in about your 2013 BMW 650i. The symptoms sound similar to a vehicle with a throttle position input error or a major boost leak in a forced induction vehicle. To verify this, I would recommend having a...
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Car has white smoke coming out of the left exhaust when idling or just after pulling off from a stop. Fine after that
Are you losing coolant? If so, the white smoke (steam really) is coolant being lost out of the exhaust. If the car only does this when first started in the AM, it may simply be condensation being burned off, which...
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Should I change my oil before going on a long road trip?
Considering that you have 42,225 miles on the vehicle now and you had the engine oil changed at 33,000 miles, that is over 9,000 miles since the last oil change. There is no oil that can last up to 10,000...
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2009 Bmw 650i left driver side fog lamp and low beam malfunction...already replaced bulb but light not on in the headlamp
If the headlight circuit uses a ballast, or other control circuitry, the output of the circuit should be tested. If power to the bulb is verified, and is within the Factory Service Manual specification, then the bulb is defective. If...
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BMW 650i 2006 started acting up: sometimes the AC doesn't blow cold air and the hot engine sign comes on.
Hi There, Overheating with the AC on is generally caused by a couple of possibilities. When the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this may incur an increased load on the motor as it works harder than usual to turn...
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Mobil 1 no longer meets BMW LL-01 spec. Do you have Castrol Edge 0W-40 Euro Formula available?
Any oil that you desire can be used in an oil change and the customer can, of course, supply the oil himself or herself. I see Castrol Edge OW-40 European formula vended at Amazon, and elsewhere, and thus you can...
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My 2008 650i is sputtering and the check engine light is on.
Hi there. If the engine light is on and the engine is sputtering, then you will want to check the following areas to locate the source. Check: There could be a leak in the exhaust system The seals or...
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Hey Chad I'm Frank! I have a 650i bmw and needed to replace 2 hoses on top of the turbo,how much would that cost me?
Hi Frank. It really depends on what hoses you are referring to and your location which will determine the cost of replacement. If the hoses are related to the fuel system / turbo charger, it's likely that we would not...

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