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  • Ground Gremlin. Make sure you got good grounds to the relay and light. (Probably ground to the relay). This is common on older VW's and BMW's. From: bmwe28@^$1 [mailto:bmwe28@^$2] On Behalf Of brett peavey Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 5:21 PM To: bmwe28@^$3 Subject: Re: [bmw e28] 1988 headlights correct, there are seperate low/high beam relays and I have swapped them out and...
    Jeff Schlenker Sep 11, 2010
  • As you are UK based you may not be aware of this network of thousands of automotive recycling/salvage yards (commonly called junkyards) in North America. www.car-parts.com When it asks for a zip code use 56655 that'll put you pretty much in the north center of the US. Where both coasts are equidistant. I can buy a complete 2.7 engine with 134,000 miles for less than $500US and it's...
    Jeff Schlenker Aug 19, 2010
  • " Could a bad controller cause the timing symptoms I an experiencing?" Absolutely! My Bentley says that the Motronic 1.0 uses two sensors (pointed towards the flywheel) and the 1.1 uses one. BMW may have used two different flywheels one for the 1.0 and a different one for the 1.1 system. My guess is that the two would be incompatible. Probably put the "tit" in a different place. I...
    Jeff Schlenker Aug 17, 2010
  • The fact that it runs means the TDC sensor is functional. Either the engine speed sensor is bad or the wiring is bad, or that pin on the computer is fried, or that circuitry in the computer internally is toast . Those cables (TDC & engine RPM) are shielded because the signals that traverse them are itty-bitty electrically. There is a lot of stray electrical interference (coil...
    Jeff Schlenker Aug 17, 2010