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My co-worker has a 1987 BMW 525. The car starts and runs fine. Foot is on the break, you put it in gear, give it gas and it stalls :confused: It trys to stay running, but it won't accelerate before stalling.

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is it possible the fuel filter is clogged and needs changing? is the air filter reasonably clean?
 

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JayTheSnork said:
is it possible the fuel filter is clogged and needs changing? is the air filter reasonably clean?
That's what I said about the fuel filter. Did those cars have fuel injection or carborators?
 

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trlyka said:
My co-worker has a 1987 BMW 525. The car starts and runs fine. Foot is on the break, you put it in gear, give it gas and it stalls :confused: It trys to stay running, but it won't accelerate before stalling.

Any ideas?
I am sure you mean a 528e or a 535i(s) if it is a '87 5 series. Let me know which one it is and what year so that I can tell you what to look for. The engine management systems are different.
 

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I am sure you mean a 528e or a 535i(s) if it is a '87 5 series. Let me know which one it is and what year so that I can tell you what to look for. The engine management systems are different.
I'm sorry, it's a 325. :poke: She doesn't know cars
 

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Check to see if there's coolant in it.
 

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check the following:

1. fuel filter
2. distributer & rotor
3. spark plugs & wires
4. vacuum leaks
5. Emissions system.
 

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Trekie said:
check the following:

1. fuel filter
2. distributer & rotor
3. spark plugs & wires
4. vacuum leaks
5. Emissions system.
You're asking an awful lot of her co-workers.
 

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Trekie said:
check the following:

1. fuel filter
2. distributer & rotor
3. spark plugs & wires
4. vacuum leaks
5. Emissions system.
Thanks. I'll tell her to check with her mechanic :)
 
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