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Old 03-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Rono190 Rono190 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1982 BMW 520i (E28)
1982 BMW 520i instument cluster

hi all

i have just bought a 1982 BMW 520i which has been sitting at a mates house for 5+ years and i have a few small problems with the car

problem 1 - the temperature gauge and the fuel gauge
the temp gauge slowly moves up and reads in the red. all cooling is good
the fuel gauge shoots up to max fuel even though the fuel tank is not full
we suspect it may be an earthing problem are we on the right track?
i have just read about a similar post about problems with the earthing cable under the steering column!!
we have also changed the batteries on the cluster

problem number 2 - the engine does not idle correctly it peaks and troughs constantly

if anyone has any ideas on solving any of the problems?

thanks in advance for any help with this problem


Last edited by Rono190; 03-07-2008 at 04:58 PM. Reason: noticed information in another thread
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