1987 BMW 325 No start in Morning

Tiny
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  • 1987 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 77,777 MILES
My car will not start in morning, just cranks and cranks.
I have left auto charger on all night same problem.
If I use booster on charger it will start right up and run all day. I have replaced battery, fuel filter, fuel intank pump, spark plugs, fuel pump relay, and air intake boot. All fuses are good.
I love my car but cann't go anywhere over night.
Thanks in advance
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 5:12 PM

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Tiny
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An 87 with 77k, have you inspected/replaced the intake manifold gaskets, is the valve lash set correctly? The last 7 of the vin will help to ID the car better.
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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No I do not know how to inspect intake Manifold gaskets. Did not know there was more then one.

Do not know what Valve Lash is and do not know how to set it.I checked my Bentley Manual and could not find any info on both items.
Thank you in advance!
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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Last 7 of vin#6962380
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 8:44 PM
Tiny
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1980 E21 320I with the M20 motor that actually has a carburetor. It aint a 1987 car is it? Setting valves is needed every 10-15k miles.
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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My car is a 1987 325 2.7l man. Tran. M30
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 AT 7:19 AM
Tiny
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OK. The identification of the car through the VIN tells something different. 12/1980 E21 w/m20. Argument is pointless
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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Sharppeter I'm trying to understand fully what your saying so are you saying when u leave it sit overnight the battery is dead?
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Saturday, November 6th, 2010 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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the battery is not dead. Engine turns over ok but will not start unless I connect a charger and turn on booster. Once I have it running It will start up ok. If I leave it for more then 3hrs I run the risk that it will not start. The last few days it has been low 60's in FL keys and it is harder to start with the booster on.
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 1:46 PM

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