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Re: 535i Cold Start in the Morning (archive)

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Posted by Glen Klym on September 14, 1999 at 10:11:39:

In Reply to: 535i Cold Start in the Morning posted by Todd on September 13, 1999 at 17:36:46:

I don't wish to terrify you but...

I had a very similar problem appear with my '89 535i. My car started to 'miss' very briefly, which was not much of a problem while driving, but would result in a stall at idle. My dealership had the car for a week diagnosing the problem and at long last determined that the Motronic aka. 'Moronic' contol unit was faulty. It was huge $$$$.

Luckily in my case the car was still covered under a warranty. Whew!

Sounds to me like your problem is in the ignition system...just make sure everything else is in working order before replacing the Motronic unit!

Good Luck
Glen Klym
'89 E34 535i


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