Engine Performance problem
1990 BMW 525i 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles
I just bought the BMW and decided to change the timing belt as there was no documentation as to when the last time it was changed. I found various things wrong, No thermostat, no timing belt tensioner spring and pin. I replaced the timeing belt, put new tensioner with new tensioner spring and pin and new tensioner roller. Put new belts, and hoses. Put everything back together and ensured timing was correct by rolling the engine over to verify proper timing. Started the engine and it started right up. RPMs increased to around 2000 and stayed. I stepped on the throttle and the car died. Tried to start but, it wouldn't even try to catch. Tried it the next day and it started right up and then died after 1 minute. It wouldn't start again. Acts like it is not getting fire. Loosened the fuel line and have plenty of fuel pressure. Let it sit and tried to start it again. It started and ran for another minute and died. Sounds like maybe the computer is shutting it down. Every time, it revs to 2000 RPM's and satys there until it dies.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 4:04 PM