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Old 11-04-2012, 01:03 AM
robertobaggio20 robertobaggio20 is offline
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A. You have a very typical problem for our car, so don't panic. Please read the sticky threads at the top of this list, especially the one marked maintenance.
B. Please download the E34 bentley manual at it is a great resource for the DIYer when it comes to the car.

All that you require will be in the above along with detailed instructions on how to implement, check etc.

You could also search for no-start issues threads. There are many over here.

In short, if you intend to keep the car and not spend money, time and mental stress on these problems, and you're not a mechanically inclined person who is also ok with troubleshooting and solving common no-start problems as they occur and prefer not to test your luck, you'll need to change the fuel pump, the fuel pump's relay and the crankshaft position sensor, more or less immediately (you might as well take advantage of the current downtime to do all of the above). All of these parts lead to common no-start issues, and will cause your E34 to die suddenly without forewarning anywhere. There's a 90% chance that one of these is responsible for your current problem.

Only purchase OEM parts, which will run you around $350 total at the most, and you'll need approximately 45-75 minutes of labour time to do them all. Only restrain yourself if you have reliable evidence that all of these have not been done in the past 4 years.

Don't worry. Its a very good car. We know about all of its capriciousness. No big deal....

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