So, new member and new owner
I just bought, today, a 2004 FX4 with a 4.0 V6.
I kid you not, on the way home I got the CEL light and the engine has no power. It runs ok, it just has no power.
In neutral, I step on the gas and the engine will accelerate kinda normally to 3000 rpm. Then it stops there, it kinda licks back, lurching from 2950 to 3100...back and forth. In drive it seems to take a while to get up to 70, and I have to step on the gas a bit far to get it to accelerate. It also doesnt seem to want to shift down. I have to stand on the pedal for it to shift down.
The code is P0401 for EGR.
Can the EGR cause this? I can believe that it causes a code, but hesitation? Could an EGR problem cause this engine anomoly?
A little history...I had a 94 XLT. Black, XLT, 3.0L with a 5 speed manual. Extended cab. i loved that truck. I had to give her up when I finally grew up and got married..blah blah. I've now had 4 BMWs, I still got my 01' 330Ci and wifeys X3 - so I have a lot of experience working on cars because there isn't a Bimmer that doesnt break. But this issue with the engine drag and the EGR code is unusual.
Can anyone offer any past experience?