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  • littlelorenzo7
    Feb 13, 2006
      --- In bmwe28@..., "graham_e28" <graham_e28@y...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In bmwe28@..., "littlelorenzo7"
      > <littlelorenzo7@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > hello, my name is randy a 1985 528e owner, the problem i have
      with the
      > > car is at first the car just turned over and would not
      start.after
      > > talking to the dealer i tried for spark and it was then they
      suggested
      > > fuel pump,so i replaced the external pump and filter without
      results
      > > then the pump and transferpump intank,fuel pressure
      regulator,the part
      > > for cold start, and spark plugs,tried to start still would not
      start
      > > finally ireplaced the sensor over the crank case varoom it
      started i
      > > drove out of town about 200 miles and the car started the same
      thing
      > > over again, turn over and will not start. this time no
      spark.....
      > > tested the fuses now it losing power from the fuse box to the
      coil
      > > could some one please give me a helpful hand my pockets is
      getting
      > > very empty ......
      > >
      > > respectly
      > > please reply ASAP
      > >
      > > randy w
      > >
      > Randy,
      > Hi, I have an e28 520i which had similar problems after sitting
      idle.
      > Having checked everything I could think of I changed the
      distributor
      > cap and rotor arm (check if the rotar arm has a rev limiter or
      not -
      > if it has there is a spring incorporated in the top of the rotor
      arm)
      > and 'bingo' - she has started first time ever since and runs much
      more
      > evenly.
      >
      > You don't say where you are based - I am in UK and got my parts
      from
      > 'eurocarparts'- cost was less than GBP £17 plus VAT.
      > You can check them out on www.eurocarparts.com and they ship just
      > about anywhere, although carriage costs vary. They give an email
      > address on the site if you can't find or identify the part on their
      > listings eg. they traced a new rubber seal for the boot (trunk)for
      me
      > as mine had perished.
      >
      > It would certainly explain why you've no spark.
      >
      > All I have to do now is sort out my continuing power problems!!!
      >
      > Best of luck - Graham
      >
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