I have a BMW 323 2.5l V6. Yesterday night, only hours after passing its MOT with only a brake light bulb to change, my BMW decided to have some kind of electrical failure. 1st the stereo started to flash and then the dashboard lights and my headlamps dulled and then it started to have engine power issues.
As it was dark, it got me 1 1/2 miles home and then i parked it up for the night as it was 2 dark 2 look under the bonnet! I came back to it this morning, checking the obvious - alternator, fan belt, fuse board and battery. Everything seemed fine. Although i couldn't find where the fuse to the alternator is located?
She started up first turn and was fine for about 2mins then started to loose power, started to chug, lights started to dim and then came a moderate amount of black smoke. I then turned her off so's not to flatten the battery.
I am now scratching my head in confusion, does anyone have any ideas please?