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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
What remains (perhaps a stupid) question to me...

What remains (perhaps a stupid) question to me is:
Page EWD-63 of the Bentley Manual diagrams the Starter circuit.

Why is the connection black/yellow (Power to "S" from ignition)….which is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Somehow I missed the last few entries. It must...

Somehow I missed the last few entries.
It must have been the Thread page changing.

It does make sense that current is flowing through the ignition when the
engine is running and, if faulty,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
I will put in an ignition switch when I return. ...

I will put in an ignition switch when I return.
Is it unanimous that the ignition is the culprit?
Did the light dimming test confirm that or is the starter still suspect?

I think it is the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Update: The engine does not start with the...

Update:
The engine does not start with the ignition to Start position anymore.
That has been the condition for over a week.
It dose, however, start every time with the "S" jump.
The one time that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Larrick
Could the locks be out of sync? Google how to...

Could the locks be out of sync?
Google how to sync them.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
There has not been another failure of the jump...

There has not been another failure of the jump start.
I need the truck to carry my tools 500 miles away and get materials while I am there.
If the Starter is the problem, which is still not a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
I agree with you. The added complexity is that...

I agree with you.
The added complexity is that my Son works at night right now.
Our schedules are opposite.
He has been doing more work with me.
He did his brakes and change a window regulator...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
The fact that it was a hotter than normal day and...

The fact that it was a hotter than normal day and more of those days are coming
suggests a growing problem, indeed.

The idling (heat) of the engine does not cause the NO start.
Driving the car...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-17-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
I think you are correct. I was waiting for...

I think you are correct.
I was waiting for something more definitive, pointing to the Starter,
and I believe this is it.

I just did not want to replace the starter without being sure.
It's not...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-16-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Slightly new development. Today, Andre drove...

Slightly new development.
Today, Andre drove his dog to a dog park for a quick walk, only about 15 minutes.
The engine, on cue, did not start.

This time, though, the starter did not work with...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
The Battery was tested at "Battery Specialists",...

The Battery was tested at "Battery Specialists", the place we at which we bought it.
All they do is Batteries. They say the battery is fine.

Agreed, there is something causing a voltage drop...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
My Son was unable to get the battery load tested...

My Son was unable to get the battery load tested and will do that on Monday.
We put a new ignition barrel in a few years ago.
That is why I have some doubts that is the problem
I believe the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
My Son will bring the car in for a battery check...

My Son will bring the car in for a battery check on Friday.
He said that the engine needs to be jumped after as long as 5 hours after shut off.
It will always start in the morning with the key....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
I will bring it into the shop at which I bought...

I will bring it into the shop at which I bought the battery.
I would be surprised if it were the battery because of the consistent start when jumping the "S" terminal.
But, I would be delighted if...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Graybeard..didn't see your post. Never load...

Graybeard..didn't see your post.
Never load tested.
I will though.
Is that what a battery seller would do when I bring it in for a test?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
He does not usually "lock" the wheel. I never...

He does not usually "lock" the wheel.
I never purposely "lock" the wheel unless I hit the steering wheel with my
knee as I get out of the car.

It seems like the wheel locking has to be a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Update: My Son just came over. The stater...

Update:

My Son just came over.
The stater has been acting the same as when I had the car during
the testing, according to him.
It always starts with the "S" jump.

One thing which he did...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
My Son drove the car away yesterday, with the...

My Son drove the car away yesterday, with the knowledge that something is going to "break".
Sooner or later we will know the cause of the problem.
I think you are correct and that the starter is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-30-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Larrick
The touring is a great vehicle. It handles like...

The touring is a great vehicle.
It handles like a true BMW, with cargo space.
They are also RARE which is one of the essential factors of VALUE.
Try and keep it.
You will fall in Love.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-30-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,844
Posted By Larrick
The aux pump had been bypassed when we bought the...

The aux pump had been bypassed when we bought the 525i in 2009.
There has not been any problems.
The heater works fine…..but we are in California….I am not sure if I would
be saying...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
I would be totally on board with the starter...

I would be totally on board with the starter being the problem if it were not for a few discrepancies.
In no particular order.

If the 12 volt "jolt" was needed to knock some carbon build up off...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Larrick
To look at it, I have to take the rear half of...

To look at it, I have to take the rear half of the car apart.
I am trying to avoid that.
When I jump up and down on the floor panel with rear door open, I would
think that should create enough...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Thanks, I would love to know you "S" voltage. ...

Thanks, I would love to know you "S" voltage.

I took the car out and a NO START was induced, predictably, from the drive.

I Took a long piece of wood dowel and placed it on the front of the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,776
Posted By Larrick
Thanks, I would love to know you "S" voltage. ...

Thanks, I would love to know you "S" voltage.

I took the car out and a NO START was induced, predictably, from the drive.

I Took a long piece of wood dowel and placed it on the front of the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Larrick
The noise is very similar to the video. Except...

The noise is very similar to the video.
Except that the sound almost goes away on the highway.
The slower I go the more pronounced the sound.
I really have to going over bumps to hear it.

But...
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