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2006 BMW 523i shaking in the mornings

I have a problem with my year 2006, BMW 523i.

I have no problem starting up the car in the mornings. However, sometimes after I had traveled for about 500 metres, the car starts to shake continuously as if the engine is not firing properly. The engine does not die out but the shaking does not stop.

To stop the shaking, I will stop and turn off the engine but when I restart the car immediately after, the car starts up but will die out immediately unless I press on the accelerator to keep it going. However, while pressing on the accelerator, I can still feel the car shaking.

I have found that out that in order to get the car working again, I have to wait for at least 5 mins before trying to restart the car again. Sometimes, it dies out immediately, but more often, it will then work fine for the rest of the car.

This problem only happens in the mornings, was wondering if anyone knows what is wrong here?

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I had a similar problem, so i took it to the dealer. As it turns out - our car has dual coils. One had gone bad, so they replaced it free of charge and sent me on my way. It's been fine since.

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Strange, it sounds like you've got a dead spark plug, but that would be continuous, not only in the morning, the other explanation could be that the engine management is injecting too much fuel, flooding the cylinder, and wetting the spark plug, which would explain why you need to wait 5 mins for the fuel to evaporate. Try disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes to reset the EMS, if that doesn't help, get to a workshop and let them check the EMS with a computer, the electric choke may be sending the wrong signals to the EMS. Hope this helps!

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