Question about 1983 BMW 7 Series
I just got the car. I think it's been in storage for the past seven years. Spark plugs and wires look new, but I think it runs too rich. Spark plugs will foul out and then it will only be running on 4 or 5 cylinders. The exhaust also smell rich. I'm going to try and replace the O2 sensor. Anything else I should check?
You have oil leaks getting on the exhaust system, they are getting into the car, have the car checked over to find source of leaks.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
are the new plugs oiling up suggest remove one and have a look if they are you may have a more sinister problem ie ; valve guides / piston rings cheers mal
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
I would first check for a vacuum leak. Common areas of intake leaks are: 1. The crankcase vent valve located under the intake. 2.Check the intake boot at the throttle housing. You will find that there is an elbow where a small hose goes to your idle valve. Using your hand feel in the elbow area for a hole in the rubber. Your tech can use brake cleaner and spray the intake to check for leaks or use a smoke tester. 3.Possible failing Mass Air Meter.At idle, in park, and a/c not on the meter reading should be appr. 18-22 hz
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
i have had the same problem at times. my car would start and then shut off. but i found that i needed oil and check my oil and it was a quater low put in some oil and everything went fine i notices that everytime the oil is low the same thing happens also depending on the position of the car being park meaning that if you are in a down hill position or up hill position i will do the same. so you have to accelarate for 1 minute to have the oil go up. i hope this works
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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