In Reply to: I had similar problems posted by Jonathan on August 25, 1999 at 19:14:12:
I have had to problems recently on my 84 533i. The first problem was it took 15-20 seconds to start. That was solved with a new fuel pump relay. The second was it took 2-3 tries to start when hot. That was solved with a new ICV. I would assume it was the original, as the new one has an adjustment screw.
: It took a mechanic cleaning the injectors and replacing the ICV. That solved the problem.
: Good luck,