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4061RE: [bmw e28] Power problems with 1985 (C Reg) 520i

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  • dave ruiz
    Dec 15, 2005
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      >From: "graham_e28" <graham_e28@...>
      >Reply-To: bmwe28@...
      >To: bmwe28@...
      >Subject: [bmw e28] Power problems with 1985 (C Reg) 520i
      >Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 22:12:38 -0000
      >Hi, I'm hoping some of you may have some suggestions. My 1985 (C reg)
      >520i will no longer go above 2500 rpm in any gear or when revved
      >stationary - above this it 'stutters' and all loses power. I have had
      >a diagnostic done on the ECU but am told all is well. It has been
      >suggested that one of the sensors has failed and the ECU has
      >automatically entered mid range figures for its output and gone into
      >'LOS' mode to prevent the engine from being damaged - however, I
      >cannot find anything about this in any of the manuals available to me.
      >The ECU is the early L-Jetronic and I'm also told that the number of
      >sensors is limited and anyway, the diagnostics do not extend to the
      >sensors as with later models.
      >Any suggestions welcome from those more experienced with these
      >wonderful but frustrating beats,I posted before on 23 Nov 05 (message
      >4015) but no responses ( probably you're all as confused as I am )
      >.... it's getting awfully embarrassing only being able to do 65mph on
      >the motorway and having zilch acceleration. Even push-bikes beat me
      >away from traffic lights!
      >Thanks in advance

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