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Old 08-06-2009, 10:39 AM
werewolf werewolf is offline
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I am having issues with my 1987 528e. The car starts up but conks out. I think there is an issue with the fuel lines (I've changed the fuel pump).

The car is old and I don't want to sink more money than I have to at this point. Is there a reasonable mechanic in San Francisco who knows older BMWs?

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:48 PM
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Did you replace the fuel filter?

Have you tried disconnection a fuel line in the engine compartment and seeing if you are getting gas?



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Old 08-08-2009, 04:34 PM
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it could be the spark and not the feul system
check your spark plugs, wires, cap, roter, and coil
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:03 AM
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Thanks, I am trouble-shooting remotely. It's my father's car. So far he's done the fuel filter and pump and check the fuses and relays.

Andy, sounds like a good idea. Don't like the thought of 87 in my face...lol

Sortma20, thanks for the suggestion. Which component would you start with?
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:26 AM
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I was also facing the same problem. check the wiring, and battery for the car.
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