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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-27-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ataglance
parting with 88 528e

I could never get an ECU for my 528e and I have moved on. It is for sale. I am in the Detroit area and if you are interested please contact me.

The body is in good shape. Gold paint. Leather...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-12-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By Ataglance
New Starter Problems

The old starter was thumping and whirring and did not cranck the engine. So I replaced it with a new one from O'Reilly's.

The nuew one makes one big thump and that's it. No cranking.

I am...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,218
Posted By Ataglance
Where is the car right now?

Where is the car right now?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-27-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
I still don't have this fixed. I have battery...

I still don't have this fixed. I have battery voltage at the fuel pump relay at all prongs except 30, which goes to the fuel pump. Voltage is at the ECU pin that connects to the relay.

New ECU...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-24-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Are you able to jump the fuel pump relay and hear...

Are you able to jump the fuel pump relay and hear both pumps spin? If so it is maybe a short before the relay.

This would mean it is likely a short before the fuse from what you are saying.
...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Do you have power at the other pump? If so is...

Do you have power at the other pump? If so is the external pump bad?

If you can jump the external pump maybe the connection is bad b/n the two pumps.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-18-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Also I don't think it harms the pumps to jump...

Also I don't think it harms the pumps to jump them so long as there is fuel, so are you sure the pumps are bad?

Also do they run for a few seconds when you put the key in? Mind don't unless they...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Yes please let me know what you find out. As for...

Yes please let me know what you find out. As for me I have starter to replace or repair now as engine will no longer even crank.

I found a disconnected ground that runs to ground by but not...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
I will do that. My sons and I are going on our...

I will do that. My sons and I are going on our annual canoe trip this weekend (taking a well-deserved BMW break). But I am going to persist and save this vehicle from the junk yard. and I think it...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-07-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hi Tecmec, You have been a lot of help,...

Hi Tecmec,

You have been a lot of help, thanks. This is my first time dealing with this type of electrical thing.

I am going to check those grounds you mentioned. When grounding the ECU wire...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-04-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hello everyone again, It looks like my...

Hello everyone again,

It looks like my beautiful 528e is still down for labor day weekend.

But does anyone know what the voltage should be at the green wire of the main relay (the one from the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ataglance
On mine it was the yellow wire on the radio that...

On mine it was the yellow wire on the radio that went to the memory which is where the presets are stored (if I remember correctly). Maybe there is a fault in the connection to the yellow wire?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-30-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
How do you get it to put out the proper ground?

How do you get it to put out the proper ground?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
New ECU (used) and the problem continues. There...

New ECU (used) and the problem continues. There is spark. The starter is going I had to hit it with a hammer.

Does the ECU actually turn the pumps on prior to cranking at stage 1 to get the fuel...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-30-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hi, My ECU is due to be delivered today. IF...

Hi,

My ECU is due to be delivered today. IF it is good I can post the name and number of the place I brought it from and that would help our online community.

But I was wondering if you can...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-25-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Thanks Tecmec. It turns out I have no spark when...

Thanks Tecmec. It turns out I have no spark when inserting a copper wire into plug wires while turning the engine. I removed enough to check the timing belt and it feels firm so I think that is...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-24-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By Ataglance
Fuel Pump Fuse

Shouldn't there be continuity (w/ an ohm meter) b/n both sides of the fuel pump fuse holder when the fuse is NOT in? (the fuse itself is good for sure).

If so is the fuse before or after the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Starting fluid didn't help unfortunately. Fuel...

Starting fluid didn't help unfortunately. Fuel system runs fine when pumps are jumped. They just do not want to turn on when the key is turned. New relays too and voltage in the right places as...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
transfer pump/gear seelctor switch

Any chance a bad gear selector switch could be my no start/ no power to pumps problem? I think the switch (or sensor) is on the differential?

Engine cranks but does not start. Does ECU need a...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hi Tecmec, I ran these tests a couple of...

Hi Tecmec,

I ran these tests a couple of times over the weekend. I must admit I am lost:

BMW Test (Tecmec 8/20/11)

1. Fuse #1 good, replaced 2nd time to be sure
a. Blades? good
2. G301?...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-18-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
1. 18 &G, no ignition, 12 volts. 2. 27 & G,...

1. 18 &G, no ignition, 12 volts.
2. 27 & G, ignition on, 10 volts (multimeter set at 50V)
3. 37 & G, 36 & G there is a click
4. 36 & G, 3 & G, no pumps running
5. Relay pin 87 (both main &FP...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hi Tecmec, Great Help, thank you. I did the...

Hi Tecmec,

Great Help, thank you. I did the tests and this is what I got:

1. No voltage b/n 18 & ground with the ignition off but I think 18 is empty. No voltage at 19 or 17 either.
2....
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-16-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
You're right. It does have three rows I was...

You're right. It does have three rows I was looking at the diagnostic hookup under the hood.

There is voltage at 27 and 36. But connecting the ground to 3 does not run the pumps. Ran these test...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-15-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
Hi, I have a two row, I 20 pin operation...

Hi,

I have a two row, I 20 pin operation motronic, if that helps.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-15-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By Ataglance
The gas gauge correctly reads just under half...

The gas gauge correctly reads just under half full but the light next to E stays on.

Does that mean anything? Thanks.
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