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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-22-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,873
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Try this to see if it will work (...works on my...

Try this to see if it will work (...works on my '99 Chevy Cavalier):
Turn key to start position and wait 15 to 20 minutes.....then turn off..wait a minute or two then start car...???

Now on my...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-20-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,791
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Your problem is most likely a short in your...

Your problem is most likely a short in your radio/stereo system...maybe loose wire connection.....check your antenna connection also??

I had a short in an old after-market radio unit. Every so...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-03-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
See 'Dash Board Problem'. You might have had...

See 'Dash Board Problem'.

You might have had an 'original' SI board that had a leaking NiCD battery(s) that was removed. A later replacement SI board was 'up-dated' (re-designed?) and the lithium...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-03-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,130
Posted By 86BlueDoor
If this is happening intermittently then you...

If this is happening intermittently then you should check your electrical connection or check to see if a fuse for the cluster is 'broken'. Check the fuse by completely removing it and inspecting for...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-12-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,313
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/repair_faqs/sil.html
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-19-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Sorry, left out the pics and trans info : ...

Sorry, left out the pics and trans info :
(Transmission- automatic , ZF4HP22)
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-19-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,140
Posted By 86BlueDoor
FS: '86 528e $2200

Just posted in 'Classified' today. See for details. Thanks.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 07-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By 86BlueDoor
FS: '86 528e $2200

1986 528e auto transmission Engine M20
Odometer: 254,725 miles

Purchased: 9/01 @ 199072 miles

Rebuilt transmission: 1/03 @ 213928 @ $1981.60

Runs 'Good to Excellent'...rather, it runs...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Power steering ??

86' 528e auto
My power steering seems to 'lose' the power to steer (hard to steer) when I slow down like in a parking lot situation. Seems fine at regular speed 'driving'.
I replaced the pump but...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-17-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,533
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Did you check for a vacuum leak? Check the...

Did you check for a vacuum leak?
Check the main rubber 'boot' attached to the TB and the mass air flow unit (air filter unit). This may look 'ok' but when in drive the vacuum pressure increases and...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 04-30-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By 86BlueDoor
There's Dieter's German Car Specialists at 3230...

There's Dieter's German Car Specialists at 3230 Vassar Dr. NE Albuq. (505) 884-6905.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-23-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Update: Ok, it's been a while now and I haven't...

Update:
Ok, it's been a while now and I haven't experienced any more 'starting' problems....so far...(Knock-On-Wood).

So I think the 'coins' were the main cause....however finding the other...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-23-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,718
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Just want to throw this out as a possibility. You...

Just want to throw this out as a possibility. You could have some 'bad' gas in your system.....meaning you could have some 'extra' moisture in your gas/gas tank and because you live in a cold region...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-11-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Ok, here they are:

Ok, here they are:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-10-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Update #2: Ok, my car didn't...

Update #2:
Ok, my car didn't start...again...however....after about a two hour wait the car started up just fine and ran with no signs of a problem??........but...

I think I may have discovered...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-07-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Update: I believe the start (ignition)...

Update:

I believe the start (ignition) problem was a crack/broken fuse (#6).

Initially, I checked #1 fuse (fuel pumps) and the #6 (fuel control, ignition) but I did not look closer at the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-04-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,463
Posted By 86BlueDoor
First, I would try resetting the SI lights (green...

First, I would try resetting the SI lights (green lights on dash) before I spend $$$ on replacing the cluster board (w/batteries).

Just replacing the batteries may not completely resolve your...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,463
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Try resetting your Service Indicator lights. The...

Try resetting your Service Indicator lights. The batteries on your 'cluster' board might be giving out especially if they have not been 'updated'. Worth a try and it doesn't cost anything to try it....
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-03-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Thanks for reply but I should have been more...

Thanks for reply but I should have been more clear that I had already checked all the 'usual suspects' listed. That is why I asked about the 'start relay' and/or the 'Automatic Transmission Range'...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-02-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Start Relay ??

1986 528e auto trans
Need help identifying which relay is the 'start relay'. Bentley states that it is located far left corner of driver side (under dash). There are two light blue and one larger...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By 86BlueDoor
There could be several causes when it comes to...

There could be several causes when it comes to 'electrical' problems. However, I have found that with my 86 528e auto if the batteries (NiCad) in the instrument cluster is weak or dead then this...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-02-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Sorry no serial # but just curious......why not...

Sorry no serial # but just curious......why not just replace existing (older) unit with a newer unit (extra features; MP3,etc..)?

I had to replace the after-market (plus additional amp and 10 disc...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-18-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,499
Posted By 86BlueDoor
I've dealt with similar problems. My problem was...

I've dealt with similar problems. My problem was the after-market radio and external amp was wired 'improperly??' so that when the brake was pressed there was a loud 'click' sound from the speakers....
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Check for vacuum leak(s). Spray carburetor...

Check for vacuum leak(s). Spray carburetor cleaner around hoses and TB 'snorkle' (large rubber boot) and listen for change in idle (increases or change). I had a similar problem and I found that as I...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By 86BlueDoor
Check your fuses again to see if one of them got...

Check your fuses again to see if one of them got 'fried' when the current was reversed. This is sometimes a 'fail-safe' in a cars' electrical system. Look closely at the fuses, they don't always look...
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