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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By gertrude12
After 3 months of fannying about with relays and...

After 3 months of fannying about with relays and the like, I finally took the fuel pump out to have a look. One of the hoses that goes from the fuel pump to the filter was split open.

So, after...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-31-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By gertrude12
Hi Larrick, Yes, I have the Bentley manual...

Hi Larrick,

Yes, I have the Bentley manual and printed out the relevant sections. I think I might try the fuses first (1, 17, 20 and 23) which the manual says are all related to the fuel delivery...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-30-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By gertrude12
Update on the problem: I had a friend that...

Update on the problem:

I had a friend that knows a bit more about cars than I do come by to take a look. When he took off the hose that comes from the fuel pump to the engine, and I cranked the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By gertrude12
Can't say yes or no to either question. I...

Can't say yes or no to either question.

I am a newbie to this fixing cars thing. How do I find out if there is fuel in the rail, or for that matter, where is the rail?? Same question about the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i cranking but won't start

Hi,

I'm positive that this has been addressed somewhere here, but I can't seem to find it.

Last week, I went to the shops. The car worked perfectly well on the way there. However, afterward, it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-26-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By gertrude12
The panel above the pedal had fallen down!! I...

The panel above the pedal had fallen down!! I guess the last screw holding it in finally fell out.

Easy fix.

Thanks for your help.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By gertrude12
Thanks for the suggestions. I will check all of...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will check all of that tomorrow when there is some daylight! ;)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-24-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i Engine revving too high

Hi everyone,

When I went to start my car this morning, I noticed that the revs sounded very high. (My coding plug blew up so I can't tell you HOW high, sadly.) As a matter of fact, it revs so high...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-25-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
No idea how it happened. I could state the...

No idea how it happened. I could state the obvious, I suppose, but I won't. At least now I know where it belongs, so maybe I can get it fixed. Sounds expensive......

All the workshop did was...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Hopefully this works! ...

Hopefully this works!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=9014&pictureid=33452
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Okay. So I got the car back from the shop. Sadly,...

Okay. So I got the car back from the shop. Sadly, although this place specialises in "vintage" cars, they don't know much about BMWs since their specialist in them has passed away.

Anyway, they...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Further to the problem.... I took out fuse...

Further to the problem....

I took out fuse #1, started the car and no smoke!!! (Not surprising, really). Now to figure out what circuit might be causing the problem. Then I can tell the sparky...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By gertrude12
Well, I've managed to get the glove box open...

Well, I've managed to get the glove box open :thumbup:. Sadly, I have broken the latch in doing so :mad:. Not sure if it will close again either! :rofl:

Once it opened, I noticed that neither of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By gertrude12
That is EXACTLY the problem I'm having! ...

That is EXACTLY the problem I'm having!

Will try FatherFigure's suggestion to see if that helps.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-11-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By gertrude12
The key goes in and turns, but the lock doesn't...

The key goes in and turns, but the lock doesn't unlatch. I can't see inside, but the left hand side looks as though it has been pulled on quite hard...sort of "curled out" a bit.

Not sure what...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-08-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By gertrude12
glove box stuck

I suppose while I'm here, I should ask this:

Does anyone know how to get into the glove box when it won't unlock? It looks like someone tried to force it open, perhaps to see if there was anything...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-08-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Yes, well...competent and Zimbabwe are two words...

Yes, well...competent and Zimbabwe are two words rarely heard together in the same sentence!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

I've asked several people, and not had a consensus yet. I thought the dealer because...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to call a pro on this. I think it's a bit above me.

Finding a 'car sparky' specialising in BMW here in Zimbabwe might be a bit of a mission though!...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-06-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Great advice, but I wouldn't know where to...

Great advice, but I wouldn't know where to start!! :rofl:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-05-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Yeah, figured the water wasn't doing it any good!...

Yeah, figured the water wasn't doing it any good! :rofl:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-03-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
Finally had the time to have a proper look.. ...

Finally had the time to have a proper look..

Before I did anything else, I decided to do a bit of clean-out (as you do!). While picking up the rubbish from the back seat area, I noticed the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-30-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
According to the cover, fuse #1 controls the...

According to the cover, fuse #1 controls the instrument panel, instument cluster check control, onboard computer and brakelights. I did notice that I had had a brakelight alert on the dash a few...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-29-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i blown fuse, smoke in cabin

HI,

Today when I started my 525i, none of the instrument panel gauges worked, nor was there any display. Shortly afterward, I noticed smoke coming from the vents.

checked the fuses, and fuse...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-13-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By gertrude12
Thanks everyone. The good news is the we...

Thanks everyone.

The good news is the we did manage to get the car running by swapping out the battery with another one.

The battery is only about 9 months old, so I suspect it's a dud...works...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-12-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i not starting

First of all, let me say that I am NOT a mechanical or electrical whizkid, although I do know a little bit.

A few days ago, I tried to start my 525i but to no avail. Prior to that, it had been...
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