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Hey Cesar,
Sorry for not following up with you on my 2000 BMW 540i Touring starting issue after timing chain guides and chain replacement. I had a family emergency and had to be out of town for a few days. The current situation is the car now starts and runs well at start (higher starting RPM) but idles at just over 500 RPM and a bit rough. I checked for codes and Check Control CE. I am missing some pixels in the annunciator display . Your help would be appreciated.
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 7 months ago
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hi what kind of help are you seeking with this?
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hi carl sorry just read my email.

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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
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which codes did you pull??

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hey Cesar,
Thanks for responding. I finally realized the Check CE that came up on the annunciator on the instrument cluster was Check Engine. The check engine light did come on briefly when I was able to start the engine but is now off. Probably a stored alert which needs to be cleared. The engine starts but runs roughly a bit but smooths out as the engine warms. I have added a container of Liqui Moly Fuel Injector Cleaner to the fuel tank thinking a fuel injector may be partial clogged. I have checked all the vacuum lines and found no leaks or issues. I have test driven the car and I think it will out run my 2009 650i now. I would appreciate any ideas you might have on the rough idle at start.
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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
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check the coolant sensor. when coolant sensor is reading wrong it will have cold start and cold idle problems. when the car reaches normal operating temp it smoothes out

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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
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also do not erase code. try to read and see what it is. even though the check engine is not illuminated there can still be a code stored.

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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
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hi just checking up on you. please rate me on my services. thank you and happy holidays

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hey Cesar,
Thank you for your help. I have resolved all the idle issues with with my 2000 540iTouring. Idle is smoother and the performance is noticeably better. Cesar, would you happen to know of a reputable company which does Pixell repairs for the instrument cluster and other applications you might recommend?
Again, thanks for your help.
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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
 replied 7 months ago
Hi I have no knowledge but try to look at BMW forums they might be some help
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BMW Mechanic: Cesar Jimenez,
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also check on ebay they might sell the instrument panel display. thank you and please rate me on my services. and any questions please ask. happy holidays

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