I have a 1995 530i e34. We just bought the car, and was working fine. Then it started shutting off in stop/go traffic. On the highway, no problems. Twice in a half hour at two stop lights, the car cut off and the gear locked - couldn't get it out of park. Then i disconnected the battery for about 10 mins, and then it ran for another 10 minutes then cut off. It is at the BMW repair shop in midtown manhattan (I can't remember the name) with Jacob. His partner (Ethan) cannot figure out why the car keeps shutting off. There are no air leaks, gaskets were cracked and have been replaced. Jacob says there are no air leaks. Gear locks because of the alarm (another issue) Can anyone shed any light on why the engine keeps cutting off? Thanks in advance.