Thank you for your very in-depth and up front answer
I will take your advise and start looking into this or just due to time, I may take it to the local Euro car shop and have them go over it.
There is only one piece of aftermarket equipt. on this car and it is an alarm system. This system is very old and I don't even know if it works?? It was on the car when purchased and I am beginning to suspect that as the culprit...
I have never seen an alarm system that requires 2 gauge wire to run.... In the battery compartment there is a spur off the main line using 2 gauge wire to a huge fuse box... I think I should start there and just pull the fuse. (With an amp meter in place of coarse)
Again, thanks for your tips.. This really helps...
The users of this forum are always so helpfull!!! Can't believe that I have had 6 Beemers and I am just finding this site now??