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Old 06-09-2012, 11:18 AM
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Question '04 X5 3.0 Misfire Cyl 3 & 4 - Rough Idle on Startup

Been having a problem with two things -

2004 X5 3.0i / 6-spd man 125k miles

1. Very Rough Idle on Startup - clears after a minute

2. Peake code 19/F0, F1 - misfire cyl 3 & 4

- Checked and found no vacuum leaks
- DISA valve replaced about 2 years ago
- Spark plugs & coil packs replaced (all)
- Also recent threw code for pre-cat O2 sensor so I replaced both
- Valve cover gasket does not seem to be leaking at all

I don't think the two problems are related. The CEL does not light when it idles rough - but occasionally while driving.

I was thinking maybe the Idle Control Valve could be causing the rough idle on startup.

For the misfire codes I am at at loss... was considering bringing it in for a BMW diagnosis

Any help would or comments would be appreciated.... thanks!
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:28 PM
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Fuel filter? got no help, other than 125K being a nice round number for the stealer to look your Xer over and present you with their Christmas want list so you know where you stand (MHO, not shared by others).

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:36 AM
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My 3.0 had the same problem but, gradually got worse. Ended up being the CCV and or associated hoses. Replaced all components and cleared the fault, no issues since.

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:31 PM
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don't think I've replace the fuel filter yet... CCV replaced about 2 years ago
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:38 PM
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You may check compression on both cylinders. If the head gasket fails between cylinders it can throw that code. Hope that's not the problem.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:15 PM
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum hormoth! I hope it's not a head gasket either... seems to run fine otherwise. I am loosing coolant somewhere... will check compression.
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3.0i, cyl 3, cyl 4, e53, misfire

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