Ihave a 1977 530i which turns over real good but wont start unless i give it a quick shot of starting fluid. wan'ts it starts it stays running great

Asked by Jun 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM about the 1981 BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

93,755

Try a new set of spark plugs.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
2,775

You will need to give proper maintenance to be sure first, that includes cleaning the throttle and the idle valve. What injection system it has installed?? Some parts will differ depending on this

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Car runs rough on idle when cold - Help would be greatly appreciated 4 answers

    I've got two problems which I think are related. Firstly, when the car is cold the idle is rough and will keep dropping rpm and jumping back up as if it is suffocating. Second, when the car is at id...

    2000 BMW 5 Series 528i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Are they very reliable? How expensive to run? 14 answers

    My 18 year old son would like to buy one of these. I am unsure about the reliability and the running costs. Do you have any suggestions. Most of the reviews say fun to drive but a money pit for fi...

    2002 BMW 5 Series 530i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Power seat. & wheel not working 9 answers

    The power seats and the power steering wheel quit working after I left the car wash. I think it is the fuse, but I can't find it. I heard this a ongoing to the common problem. Anyone know how to so...

    2003 BMW 5 Series 530i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Heater doesn't work

    What's the most common cause for the heater not working in 530i? A/C works great but heat does not.

    2007 BMW 5 Series 530i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Which year of 530i to buy? 30 answers

    Hello, I'm planning on buying a 530i within a few days and i have a few questions. Are there any major difference between the 2000-2004 E39s? At BMW of Newport (http://www.bmwofnewport.com) they have ...

    2003 BMW 5 Series 530i

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Search BMW 5 Series Questions

BMW 5 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,950
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 770
#3 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,371 Great Deals out of 37,814 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW 7 Series
164 Great Deals out of 5,944 listings starting at $3,400
Used BMW 6 Series
94 Great Deals out of 3,246 listings starting at $4,895
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Charger
359 Great Deals out of 29,598 listings starting at $2,475

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
723 listings starting at $53,345
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 2,744 listings starting at $31,980
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 315 listings starting at $23,495
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 2,828 listings starting at $18,500
2013 BMW 5 Series For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,387 listings starting at $14,500