Any input from the regulars in here would be greatly appreciated.
Recently had the Service 2 completed on '00 M5. The car has 54,400
miles on it.
The codes indicated that I had a misfire on number 1, and oxygen
sensors were bad.
The symptom you got behind the wheel? Sluggish and stuttering on
acceleration from a complete stop. In the morning, it was especially
bad and was very jerky in 1st and 2nd gear.
The good news? Only cost me $50 dollars on my deductable through the
The bad news? The car has basically no torgue anymore, especially in
3rd gear...which in heavy traffic was always the favorite.
The car runs like crap compared to what it was over most of the past
twelve months. I purchased the car in August 04 and since have put
23,000 miles on it.
I thought they tuned the car up for the Service 2, but apparently not.
The dealership that did the recent work didn't look at the car until
almost 5PM and called me at 6:15PM saying it was ready.
I know rush hour traffic and the time of the day may have presented a
problem for them to test drive it properly but damn....any novice
mechanic should have sensed something wasn't right.
The car has no muscle any more at this stage and was wondering if
anyone out there knows what may be the problem. I feel like I'm
driving my ordinary 528i off the line.
Being in the service business myself it grates on me to no end when I
find myself the consumer and always having to complain about poor
service or incompetence.