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Unhappy Help Needed - 525d Won't Start??

Ok story goes that this car has been standing for over a year without being started. The cars ignition lights all come on as they should & the DDE light comes on & goes off as it should. The engine will spin over nicely but fails to even try to start. I have checked the fuel pump under rear seats & they seem fine, have checked the pre pump under the passender seat & that seems fine - Fuel is getting to the fuel filter. Had codes read on computer & the only one that showed up was a EWS power fault, so i bought another DDE, EWS module, barrel & key & still fails to even try to fire??

I have also checked the fuses in glove box & again they seem fine - i thinking either HP Pump which i have read about or is the fuel cut off switch/valve stuck that tells the car to fire (if it has one??)

i have now removed the Original Control Box, EWS Module, Barrel & Key from the 525d & fitted to my other car (53 -530d) & it started start away, so i tried the 530d Control Box, EWS & Barrel & Key in the 525d - still won't start. So my conclusion is its not a immobiliser problem.

I did also try un-doing the fuel feed from the HP pump to the common rail to see if any fuel is coming out when its turning over & it doesn't!! So would this suggest the HP pump has gone - or is there a cut off switch somewhere (which could be stuck) which which tell the pump not to work when the ignition is turned off ??


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What diagnostic software was run ??

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I had a mobile mechanic read it with his software (know idea what?) - then i have rececently bought a scanner from ebay with software called 'BMWScan 1.36' - it can read & reset faults but nothing really coming up??

Any suggestions on what i should be using or someone in my area who can help??
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Anyone got ideas Please ???
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Are the glow plugs working rightly?

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Well if you look where I live ! would you say Im in your area ????????? I dont mind coming over, But alas Im not free £30 cash sorry but this stuff does not come free, if I dont find anything with my diagnostics no charge! hows that sound ? Send me a PM if interested, with you details then we can arrange something.

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marti5 - Thanks for your reply.

I don't mind paying, i wouldn't expect anything for free BUT what software are you using?? Is it similar to BMW's and does it give live data etc.
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The Glow Plug light comes on & goes off again as you would expect -BUt i have know why of telling if the plugs are working. Do you know where the glow plug relay is on the car??
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Thanks for that info - but thats the older tds diesel & mine is the common rail. The relay is not in the box?
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marti5 - Thanks for your reply.

I don't mind paying, i wouldn't expect anything for free BUT what software are you using?? Is it similar to BMW's and does it give live data etc.
Im running BMW Carsoft 6.5 via laptop OBD1/ OBD2, full diagnostic/ individual diagnostic, live DME/ Live DDE/ Live EGS, thats about it really!!

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X2 for the glowplugs - how many miles on the car/engine?
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He has sorted it, it was found to be the HP pump.

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pesky pressure pumps, glad its sorted ///M
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