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Krabi's 525i E34 - vine red 1989

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HI, 

The car was standing for many years without any movement , but when I went to buy it (the engine was running smooth and nice ).

When I get car back home , - dead ( almost) 

It starts but after a 5 sec. is dying , like not enough fuel or something else.

 

when I was trying to start it many times, I was sniffing a petrol. 

 ( pipe just next to the fuel filter was parished  ) - ok, repair done : )

 

next thing... car still the same , start only for max 5 sec. and dead again every time, and to start it i need push pedal to the floor. 

 

today I check the fuses and relays and according to the bentleys manual , I cant see the main relay  !!! ?? 

is that right , there should be only two relays ? 

please for help 

 

 

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I would renew the fuel filter as a blind guess, the filter maybe full of rubbish from the petrol tank re lack of fuel/dregs/old crappy unleaded fuel.

That could produce insufficient fuel supply to keep engine running, hence above opinion.

That renewal and a fully charged battery plus 3 or 4 gallons of fresh fuel may produce a result.

 

long standing does not help old cars, that I do know.

hope this helps as a start point.

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thank you urquattro,

 

I bought a new battery for it from Halfords and is sitting in the car already , 

and the filter is posted as I can see from eBay, I hope that will be a solution  :) 

 

fuel as well 5 gallons in there - brand new :) 

just still wander how the owner start it with no problems. 

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battery clamps really tight and not loosing connection?

 

fuse box and relays damp, lid(s) off and apply some electrical cleaner.

take plug caps off, dry and clean re good connection.

 

is it possible to test fuel flow by undoing a connection a bit and see if good flow, take care with ignition on but will test fuel pump.

 

as it starts and runs, to my view it suggests fuel delivery/volume issue, but maybe wrong though.

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It might well be the fuel pump  :-P i would not be surprised ... if the pumps still the OE factory one ...  :-P

if the engine had run .... while using high revs ( to keep the engine from stalling) that could be two or more injectors blocked with crap. if the motor has been standing for many years .....  or just a good service.   

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Sounds daft but checked for vacuum leaks on the intake? I once had my car idling terribly and cutting out, only working over 4k rpm smoothly. Turned out the ICV hose behind the intake manifold had come loose and was letting in some air. Pushed it in properly and all was well immediately. 

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Guys , the car is for sale now , I don't have totally time for doing it :( timing belt is snapped and engine need to be repaired , but pluses are that interior is perfect and bodywork as we'll great condition . If anyone want to collect , I can give away for £150 ,

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Yes it is , somewhere there is my post about that belt when it snapped :(

I would think in around 250 pounds it can be done nicely but there need to be some time as we'll.

and believe or not , I done the exhaust and was going back to the garage to start prepare car for timing belt change when it happened just bad luck.

Same like with previous hobby . Started to hang-gliding and on second training day - ankle sprain so badly that I was not able to walk for 4 almost weeks

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Where abouts in norfolk are you?

 

I'm just down the road in Lowestoft, would be interested in taking this off your hands at that price!

 

:)

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Hi goosieganger , I am very close to thetford , village /Rushford/

I know that Simon wanted to buy but he got small problem with the transport.

Just send me private message . And I can give you my number and postcode

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Hi goosieganger , I am very close to thetford , village /Rushford/

I know that Simon wanted to buy but he got small problem with the transport.

Just send me private message . And I can give you my number and postcode

If goosieganger wants it, I have no problem with this as finding getting it to mine for a reasonable cost difficult at mo....

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Thats appreciated and i don't want to step on anyone's toes...

 

Repairing M20's is second nature to me now, so long as everyone is cool with it I'll look to arrange purchase and transport with a view to saving the car...

 

:)

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Hi goosieganger , I am very close to thetford , village /Rushford/

I know that Simon wanted to buy but he got small problem with the transport.

Just send me private message . And I can give you my number and postcode

PM sent dude :)

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Well I can announce that the car has arrived at Fort Goose and joined the rest of the fleet with a celebratory snow foaming and blast off.

 

I seriously can't get over how mint the interior is, All credit to Krabi for simply not scrapping her!

 

She will live again!

 

Pictures and proper impressions will be posted tomorrow :D

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Well done that man, you must be amassing quite a collection by now! You could have swung by mine and collected the e34 silver/grey seats I have no use for!

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