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Old 08-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation 1992 BMW 525i rough idle diagnosis help

So I purchased a 92' 525i with the five-speed manual for $300 and I went to go and drive it home today and when I got there the car was completely dead. After swapping out the battery I fired it up and it idles really rough. It hunts for the idle for a little while and then the RPM's dip down to 700-600 and it seems like it wants to die. After moving it about 100 feet it stalled. I start it back up and it runs for a few seconds and dies. I do this about 10-15 times and get the same result. Every time I push the accelerator pedal it dies. There is definitely a vibration coming from the engine which I suspect to be a misfire and just bought new spark plugs but have not installed them yet. I will post links to videos of the car in an effort to try to see if anyone can pinpoint what is wrong with the car. I would really appreciate some help with this.

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Old 08-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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here is the second video.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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I'd still like to know what was wrong with it...anybody?
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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1992 BMW 525i rough idle diagnosis help

Omg I wish I had the chance to buy it
Prolly bent valve but who really knows


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