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Rickp78

1987 525e cold start niggle

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Hi,

 

I have a 1987 525e and it is becoming harder to start without holding the accelerator pedal down slightly when starting. Until recently, it started perfectly without pressing the pedal, but now it needs a bit of gas to start.  The car will start by pressing the pedal slightly, but the revs fluctuates up and down for about 5 seconds until it stabilises.  The car then drives fine, with plenty of go and no stalling etc.  Once warm it will start perfectly with no need for pressing the pedal.

 

If I do not press the pedal, it fires then immediately cuts out?

 

Is there anything obvious to check please? I was wondering about possibly a temperature sensor or similar?

 

Thanks

 

Richard

 

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