hi everyone. Well, first off I'm an old school Z car lover but recently aquired a clean 1984 325e two door. So far I like the car as it gives me the necessary space that the two seater Z does not have. But she does have some problems that I'm hoping to fix as it's starting to get on my nerves lol
ghead Anyway, here are the symptoms of the problems.
She starts ok first thing in the morning. But once I turn the motor off and let the engine sit for about 8-10 minutes, she becomes a real pain to start. It would take 3-4 loooong cranks while pumping the gas before she starts. Sometimes it takes 5 to six starts for it to kick over depending on how hot it is in Vegas...soo right now, you could imagine how hard it is to start in 110 degree weather
The problem reminds of a bad vapor lock my turbo Z used to suffer from but my Z has been modified since then. Could it be a bad fuel pump? it does make a funny irregular humming noise...not normal humming noise but the, it's going to die soon kind of humm
used Any other suggestions? Fuel injectors???
On to problem two. The car does this weird revving when it first warms up. The tach would go from 900 to 2000 rpm and would do this for 5-8 times before it settles down. I asked the PO about this and he told me that the car was "smart" and it's revving it self to warm up
used he said if I drove it while it was revving, I would blow a head gasket. Now I'm not a dummy as I've personally worked on my turbo engine and have a basic knowleadge of how an engine works and something tells me that it's not normal...anyone else suffer from these symptoms?
Anyway, thanks for any help guys and I'm real excited about this car I know how tough the inline sixes are.