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  1. Hi, I'm really hoping some of the experts out there can help me out. My M535I wasn't running as it should and was sometimes missing when accelerating. In order to address this I first of all changed the air flow meter which made no difference at all. I then decided to change the distributor cap and rotor. As part of this process I removed the whole distributor to give it a clean. I then put everything back together as it was (or I think I have) but the car just wont start. First of all I put the old distributor cap and rotor back thinking they are the only parts I've changed, but it still wouldnt start. I then tested that all the spark plugs are getting spark, which they are. Therefore, I'm looking for ideas on what to test next. Would I be right in saying that as the spark plus are getting spark, it cant be an issue with the electric coil or distributor? Or could either of those still possibly be the problem? I have taken a video of trying to start the car which shows the distributor etc, but dont seem to be able to upload videos. Any help or advice anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated as I'm really struggling. Thanks!
  2. gavgravity

    E28 ignition timing

    Hi there I'm new to the forum- been driving my E28 520i as an everyday driver for a few years now and enjoying it greatly. Commuting from derbyshire into sheffield most days. I'm a keen DIYer and confident diving in with the toolbox. I've just had a bad water pump and changed the pump, timing belt and tensioner pulley taking great care to line everything up as per Haynes. Everythings back together and running as good as new or so I though. I think the timing may be a fraction out as its idling at around 600-700rpm ticks over fine but feels a little under powered. Any one out there have any experience in advancing timing on an e28 via distributor. My local garage are saying it can't be done? Any pointers would be hugely appreciated. Thanks, Gav.