1986 325es ignition/starting issue???
I just bought my first BMW, a 1986 325es.The first few days i got the car(the past three days), the car started mostly fine but sometimes i would turn the key and get nothing. So I would just turn the ignition off and then on again and it would start. Then after work yesterday, It was a hot day out, all the other days were cold this past week. I went to start it and I got nothing at all. All of my gauges/instrumentation were lighting up and I know i have 12 volts at the battery, but no cranking would occur. I wouldn't even hear the click of a starter solenoid. No noise, no cranking. So I caught a ride home. When i returned to work this morning, a cold morning, the car started right up. I ripped it around the parking lot, parked it, and started it right back up again. Any ideas? Does temperature affect a certain solenoid under the hood or what? I am new to these cars. Any ideas for this tempermental issue?
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