Question about 1985 BMW 3 Series
I was driving my 1993 BMW the other day and all at once the engine shut down and I was left coasting into the shoulder of the road. I tried cranking the car and giving it gas numerous times until it finally started up again. After driving it a few hundred feet it attempted to stall out again but I gave it a considerable amount of gas to keep it from stalling out and it seemed to work well enough to get me home safely. Then today I started the car after a few unsuccessful attempts and drove for a few miles without incident. Hoping that the problem had mysteriously vanished I decided to press my luck and take the car out this evening. After letting the car sit for a few hours I started it up on the first attempt and subsequently had the engine stall out on me prior to the end of the block. I am guessing there is an air bubble in the fuel line or some fuel pump issue where the engine is not consistently receiving gas. Thanks for any and all recommendations! I was driving my 1985 325e BMW the other day and all at once the engine shut down and I was left coasting into the shoulder of the road. I tried cranking the car and giving it gas numerous times until it finally started up again. After driving it a few hundred feet it stalled out again. I towed it home and replaced the alternator which I had tested and the results showed 'fail' that took care of the severe whining that was going on and I thought it had fixed the problem. However this morning I started the car and drove for a quarter mile without incident. Thinking that the problem had mysteriously vanished I decided to press my luck and take the car further. I was wrong and had to return home, coasting to get there. My ex thinks I have water in the gas or that the in-line fuel filter is clogged. I am going to have to tackle this problem myself and need any and all help I can get. Thank you.
The problem is your sensor is bad . the sensor for for the fuel pump is not sending power.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
To save you all the hassle check your spark plugs & distributor first if you are getting a spark. To do that first take out the number one spark plug wire it will be the one closest to the distributor. Second take out the spark plug, then put the spark plug in the spark plug wire. Turn on the engine u should see a spark at the spark plug if your distributor is ok and spark plug. If not replace your distributor.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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