Well, after further troubleshooting I had no spark and started to trace back from the plugs to the coil. Curiousity got the better of me and I opened the compartment that houses the DME and guess what I found. You got it, about a gallon of water poured out of it. Appearently having the DME submerged under water isn't a good thing, imagine that! I'm gonna assume that is what made the pump act up. The drain got clogged, (too small a drain) a design flaw the was taken care of on the '95 models. Cheapest new one I found was $1200.00, needless to say I turned it over to my insurance company and she is now in the hospital in Austin, Texas getting repaired. Should be ready by mid-week hopefully. Oh, the fuel went into the motor, air cleaner, and eventually the driveway. I did notice the both the fuel pump and DEM relays clicking wildly, and the injectors also clicking again with no key in the ignition. I guess the water in the DEM shorted everything? Even though I'm letting the trusty BMW tech tackle this issue, I still am very curious if the water filled DEM is in fact the cause of the fuel pump malfunction. Regardless, thank God for full coverage insurance, the comprehensive clause covers it since I believe it was the rain storm the night before that filled the DEM up with water.
Friday, April 4th, 2008 AT 1:08 AM