Thought it ran out of gas? 84 528e
I just got it ot of the paint bay and was thinking about replacing the timing belt because its been off the road for 4 years and the belt was replaced many years before.
It was running fine and then just shut off? I thought maybe out of gas because the gauge was jumping around a lot as I drove it around the yard? I put 6gal in and started to crank it. It was taking longer than norm on starting when out of gas(redid the gas tank and sealed it). I tried again and again and then the motor would turn over a few times and then stop like hit hit a brick wall? I tried two more time and the same? So I gave it up for the day!
To me it acts like a normal old V8 motor that the timming is off?
Any ideas before I go after the timing belt? I kind of like to know what happened? Or was it good timming the belt went while it was at idle and not going down the road?
Hope you can help?