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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:56 AM
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i have a 1985 m6 european model. it wont start but if i spray starter fluid in it it will run all day .what is the problem with my car
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:35 PM
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Fuel pump working? (can you hear it when the key is on?)
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:55 PM
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the car will run until you shut it off then it wont start unless you spray it with starter fluid
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:16 PM
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could be a cold injector valve. replace it or hot wire the external butron for it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:03 PM
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i have replaced the cold start valve and the blue temp sensor , where is the external button for the cold valve.i also noticed the fuel pump
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:57 PM
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Be careful, there are 2 fuel pumps back there. One internal to the tank which works as a supply pump to the external fuel pump by the tank. If either one of those doesn't work then the engine may not get fuel. Also, make sure your fuel pump(s) relay is working. Those can sometimes fail on you.

Can you give us a run down of what you have tried so far? It will help us to understand so that we can help you.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:23 PM
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it was the crank sensor
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