The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Rough Running eta, any ideas? (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ 5-series (E28) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Rory on January 14, 2001 at 18:25:31:

Hello,

My brother has an '83 528e w/ 117K miles on the clock. I had not seen the car in a couple months until this afteroon. He is experiencing a very rough running engine (idle surges around 700 RPM's) but also has a "gargle" sound below 2800 RPM's. It almost sounds like marbles on the bottom end of his engine. I drove the car 20 miles today and noticed that it is getting very poor gas mileage (went from above 1/4 tank down to the the occasional gas light on). Wondering if anyone has some troubleshooting advice for a this eta? Here is a rundown of the symptoms:

Poor gas mileage, sporadic idle, sounds like marbles in the engine at lower RPM's (injector noise), poor pickup, and the engine has a lot of side to side motion even under idle conditions.

Faulty Injector?, Vacuum Leak? Thanks in advance.

Best,
Rory
'92 525i


Follow Ups:



[ Follow Ups ] [ 5-series (E28) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk.
Roadfly.com Logo © 1997 - 2017 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.