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Old 06-23-2010, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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540I E34 Wont Start

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First time poster on a car forum.

I have a 540i e34 which I love driving. Have been upgrading various components.

My 540i started running a bid odd with loss of power - seemed to start ok, but did not like a lot of throttle & eventually faded away to now not starting.

I tried "aerostart" & she fires up for short bursts.

This seems to be fuel related issue.?

Interested in thoughts from who ever cares to respond.

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How about a look at the fuel pump(s) and filter?
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Thanks Witeshark.....

I replaced the filters about 2 months back.

Will see if the fuel pump is working when trying to start.

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How about a look at the fuel pump(s) and filter?
G'day Whiteshark,

WRT the fuel pump I remember ready a few months back that "Goss" fuel pumps could be used instead of the genuine item.

Do you recall this.?

Has anybody done this change over.?

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If the fuel pump is ok,try the airflow sensor,it is a common fault on 3 series,not sure about 5 series though,but this sounds like that fault.
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Hi Marcus,

Found this link on bimmerforums.com of a FP conversion on an E34. Hope this helps.

*DIY E34 540i Fuel Pump Replacement DIY - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum

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Found this link on bimmerforums.com of a FP conversion on an E34. Hope this helps.

*DIY E34 540i Fuel Pump Replacement DIY - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum

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