Hi, I'm new to all of this so I guess I'll just start off with my more resent problem. I drive a manual 1984 318i and three times earlier today, while I was driving it simply turned off. The first time, I was at a dead stop waiting for the light to change, and the engine just dropped to 0 rpm. There wasn't any sputtering or awful noise. I tried restarting it about 3 times and each time it had this noise that sounded like scratching under the hood (not too clear on the description) until I had to push it into an empty lot. After a few minutes, the car started up like nothing happened at all. I tried driving it home and it died again but this time I was in 3rd gear and it immediately lost all power. There wasn't any sound that I could hear of sputtering. After sitting there for 15 minutes, it started up again without problem and I drove it another 6 blocks until it died a third time. I had to wait something like 20 minutes just to get it to start up. Everytime when it died, it made that horrible noise when I tried to start it up again. I put some gas into it earlier tonight to see if that would fix the problem, but that didn't work too well either. Can anyone give some expert advise on this problem? I think it could be something electrical, the timing belt (didn't hear too well what it was called over the phone), the starter (even though it was turning over when it was making that noise), the oil pressure, or the fuel pump. Thank you in advance.