i have a 94 530i bmw check engine light flashed lastweek a couple of times%2Clater that day the car wont restart%2Ccouple hours later started but idle was high when i shut the car down now wont start

Asked by Jan 18, 2013 at 09:08 AM about the 1994 BMW 5 Series 530i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

wont start up made a grinding sound the one time it did start,

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Grinding noises are never good. Sounds like your going to need a tow to the nearest garage.

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A flashing check engine light normally indicates ad sever misfire that will damage the cat. If its making noises as well in the engine this may be a sign of sever failure. Of course this is just a diagnosis without hearing the problem. Be sure to check spark plugs see if they have any oil on them.

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One side of the engine does . meaning only 4 spark plugs have oil.

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