I have an '89 BMW 525i E34. When driven every day, the car is fine. It has trouble starting when it has stood for a while.
This car sat for a few years before I bought it. Even after the purchase, it was not my daily driver. For about a year now, it has been my daily driver.
The hour after shut off...
There is absolutely no way I can get that engine to start for at least an hour after I turn it off. The engine does not even attempt to turn when the key is turned.
After an hour (sometimes a little bit longer), the engine will turn on and I am able to drive. Immediately after start-up, it sounds like it's flooded and backfiring.
Sometimes, the engine feels a bit strained the whole time it is turned on, but it is not as bad as the initial start-up. This doesn't happen if it has stood for more than an hour.
One day after shut off...
If it is not driven for approximately one day, it has severe starting problems.
The car will initially start, but does not quite feel right: the engine sounds flooded, backfires, and jerks.
- Any tips or advice?
- Anyone else experience this problem?