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3918RE: [bmw e28] 87 528e won't start

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  • Ron Kall
    Oct 12, 2005
      fuel pump relay or main relay.
      check those before off to the shop.
      i did not and spent 250 instead of
      22. it was the feul pump relay.

      --- Darrell Davis <zadious@...> wrote:

      > you may also have a bad fuel pressure regulator that
      > is not allowing the pressure to build up properly and
      > dumping the fuel back into the tank. i would agree on
      > the clogged injectors, the 4.6l crown vic engines use
      > ahigher flow but comparable lbs. injector that works
      > well in an 2.5l or 2.7l and much cheaper as well.
      >
      > --- Automobile Solutions
      > <automobilesolutions@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Not a crank sensor problem as one controls spark and
      > > fuel and the other
      > > controls timing. If it has been sitting for a while,
      > > you may need to remove
      > > the injectors and clean them. I have seen injectors
      > > lacquer over after
      > > sitting for a while. In addition, is the car auto
      > > trans or manual ? The non
      > > cranking could be either a ign switch or a neutral
      > > safety switch.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Steve
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      > > Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 10:27 AM
      > > To: bmwe28@...
      > > Subject: [bmw e28] 87 528e won't start
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      > >
      > > I recently bought a non-running '87 528e. The
      > > ignition switch is non-
      > > functioning (at least to try starting the car, but
      > > seems to be ok in
      > > the "on" position), so I jumpered directly to the
      > > starter soleniod to
      > > turn the car over. The fuel pump does pressurize the
      > > line, and I have
      > > spark (the car will start on starting fluid), but
      > > the injectors are
      > > not doing anything. My question is this: does the
      > > car time the
      > > injectors the same way that it does the ignition, or
      > > does it use a
      > > different sensor. I think I can see two reference
      > > mark sensors (look
      > > identical to my Porsche 944's) so I am thinking one
      > > may be bad if one
      > > is for spark and the other for injection. Let me
      > > know if I am correct
      > > in my assumption or if I am way off base here.
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      Ron Kall
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


      1986 528e
      1985 535i




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