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My 1985 BMW got locked and it wont stay on

Well when i try to turn on the car it does for like two seconds and then it turns off its like it dont get gas in the engine but somebody told me that the car does this when it locks up. I went to several people to ask them how to unlock it but no body knows i was wondering who could help me

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If this is a 1985 model car,then its pretty old...

i think you are saying that you crank it,it starts,then it goes dead over and over again?

or are you saying that you think the security system has disabled your engine?i have a '85 535i and a '84 528e i've had a different problem with the 535i and have just been driving the 528e.my point being that i cant remember everything about the 535i but i can look and tell you where everything is if you dont know or cant find out.

have you tried holding your foot down on the accelerator while you were trying to crank it?this shouldnt have to be done if your engine is repaired and adjusted properly,but you are just trying to see if it will run.

i dont think the security system would disable the engine like that as you say "locked" which could either mean the security system locked out the engine or that someone told you your motor is "locked up" and that cant be if it runs at all...

if it stays running with your foot on the gas a little then you will need some adjustment or some parts.probably a visit to a bmw shop.i was able to get both the 528 and 535 engine running smoothly with a flat head screwdriver and an allen wrench as well as doing some basic maintenence like changing the plugs,wires,rotor,cap,and oil,air and fuel filters(there are two filters on the 5 series bmw)without taking an 85 model car to the shop and paying a bunch of money to get it fixed,but thats not for everyone.good luck.

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