Forum: BMW 8 Series Forum (E31)

Discussion forum for the BMW 8 Series Coupe.
Model years: 1995 - Current
Chassis code: (E31)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 3rd Annaul BMW 8 Series Central Coast Wine Tour [UPDATED 20120622!]

    20120622 UPDATE: make sure to scroll to the bottom of this thread; registration is now open, and details are at the end of the thread. The 3rd...

    Started by spunky93023‎, 05-02-2012 12:32 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 1st Annual SoCal 8's Temecula Wine Tasting Tour 2012

    1st Annual SoCal Temecula Wine Tasting Tour 2012, I am currently planning on making our First Annual SoCal Temecula Wine Tasting Tour (ASCTWTT)...

    Started by Ferns8‎, 01-05-2012 04:34 PM
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  1. link to ETK price info download

    It took a bit of fiddling, but finally worked. Prices are in uros, supposedly 2004, so you have to extrapolate. Thanks to e32 board. Virus scan was...

    Started by chromeowner‎, 03-23-2004 11:18 PM
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    03-26-2004, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  2. Link to Brand Hatch Video

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/videoplayer/videosport.php?videoid=http://del.interoute.com/?id=72156a66-bc14-405e-82e0-75d6a6e3a883&delivery=stream...

    Started by btm3840‎, 07-12-2008 12:07 PM
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  3. Link send to me with lots of 850s For Sale...

    I got this link in an email from a dealer with several low mile / low price e31s for sale. Thought you might be interested Ish '96 850Ci ...

    Started by Ishconsult‎, 07-17-2001 02:18 PM
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    07-17-2001, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Link for BMW stereo service

    Forwarded from elsewhere, looked useful: BMW stereo service

    Started by chromeowner‎, 10-09-2004 10:50 AM
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  5. lines to the fuel pressur regulator crossing?

    Do the lines from trottle bodies to the fuel pressure regulators cross each other? Another words, if you are standing in front of the engine does the...

    Started by dragon850‎, 04-05-2005 06:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-05-2005, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Limphome mode after hitting pothole... solution???

    Think I found the problem. After the car sat running in one place started noticing leaking gas. Worked on tightening the fuel rail on the passenger...

    Started by aaoliver‎, 05-10-2003 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-10-2003, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Limped Home yesterday

    I limped home yesterday, rebuilt both DK's all are working well. Put the DK's back on after disconnecting the ground from both batteries overnight....

    Started by johncloughrey‎, 10-06-2007 01:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-08-2007, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Limp-Home Problem Solved!!!`

    You guys are not going to believe this. <p>For those that read my earlier posts regarding my '91 going on limp home constantly, I appreciate all...

    Started by Chris Rak‎, 02-22-2000 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-22-2000, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  9. limp mode with no EML light

    Right now only the passenger side of the V12 is working. I have checked all the electrical connections and they seem OK. Here are the new parts: ...

    Started by rdurbeck‎, 02-24-2007 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-25-2007, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Limp mode update

    Now things are getting worse; right side died as well. Now the car does not even start. Fuel pumps do fire, and there is fuel pressure. Spark is...

    Started by Le Mans‎, 07-30-2006 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-30-2006, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Limp mode troubleshooting - M70

    Yeah, I'm part of that club, too. :-( Driving across town on 6 cyl in 3rd gear isn't going well. The car began cold starting in limp mode a while...

    Started by sartac‎, 03-03-2008 09:15 PM
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    03-08-2008, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  12. limp mode on the 850 when warm

    When I start up the 850 in the cold am, it runs on all 12 but not totally smooth. At that point it has decent power, with only slight hesitation. I...

    Started by Rich 1992 850i/1990 750iL‎, 02-09-2007 10:54 AM
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    02-10-2007, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  13. LIMP MODE need a little help

    well, car just went into limp mode, no light on, lost fire on the driver side bank, still dumping fuel, throttles opening, but no spark. Any ideas...

    Started by steven850‎, 02-05-2008 12:27 PM
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    02-12-2008, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Limp Mode in 840???????

    Does NE1 know if there is a "limp mode" associated with the 8 cyl. engine in the 840. I'm having an issue. My "check engine" light come on and then...

    Started by Blkborn‎, 03-27-2007 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-28-2007, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Limp mode fixed! And the winner is . . .

    Finally! First off thanks to all those who chimed in with suggestions and advice. Swapping the coils, MAFs, DMEs, and checking sensors were all...

    Started by justjames‎, 01-09-2007 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-10-2007, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Limp Mode Dilema - Any advice pls?

    In my endeavor to fix my rough idle problem I went ahead and replace the following with new parts: - 2 x Spark Plugs Wires Sets - 2 x Distributor...

    Started by Ethan W‎, 05-16-2006 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-21-2006, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Limp home?

    Hey guys, Ok, here's a weird one. This has occurred twice in one week. I take off at the bottom of a long (not too steep) hill. I shift into 2nd...

    Started by Mowog67‎, 01-19-2003 01:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-19-2003, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Limp home, I think

    Dropped by my local mechanic to confirm my diagnosis that the water pump was on the way out (145,000 miles). He stopped fan clutch with his hand and...

    Started by Boris‎, 10-08-2010 09:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-09-2010, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Limp Home Solutions

    I have read no less than four solutions to the limp home problem on the 850i. I have recently purchased a '91 Mauritious Blue 850i with 124k miles...

    Started by Tim‎, 02-25-2000 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-04-2000, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  20. limp home saga question for Mark in SBA

    finally found time to test power ouput pin as you suggested Mark. the result is a reading of zero resistance between pin 2 and chassis ground on...

    Started by poboy‎, 07-30-2005 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-30-2005, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  21. limp home mode?

    I went out for coffee today and when I got back in my car it was idling low and rough. I hit the gass and got no power. How screwed am I. What can I...

    Started by bob‎, 10-16-2001 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-18-2001, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  22. Limp home mode......

    To make a very long story short, I was out driving spiritedly and the car went into limp-home mode, with the check engine light coming on...

    Started by Jim_in_OKC‎, 12-08-2002 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-10-2002, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  23. Limp Home Mode...

    Finally brought my 8 to an independant BMW specialist who managed to plug it straight in to the online computer in Germany... As my car was limping...

    Started by Tim - 850i ACS8 (euro)‎, 08-18-2003 02:48 PM
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    08-18-2003, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  24. Limp Home Mode->Going like a train!!!

    Good news at last - after nearly a year of playing around with anything and everything to try and solve the 'GOING in to Limp Home Mode' problem... ...

    Started by Tim - 850i 6speed (euro) \'91‎, 08-20-2003 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-20-2003, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  25. limp home mode, no codes, how??????????

    how can this car go into this mode without there being any failure codes stored? the only way i could see is that the computer itself has failed....

    Started by duckyager‎, 06-21-2002 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-23-2002, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  26. limp home mode, no check lights on

    car sat for a few days but had a battery charger on it. started in limp home mode. restarted several times and got it to run normal once. but after...

    Started by duckyager‎, 06-19-2002 08:30 PM
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    06-20-2002, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  27. Limp Home mode update.....

    Just ordered: 2 PCV valves 2 PCV valve hoses 2 PCV Valve Cover grommets 2 Check Control valves 2 Check control hoses 4 Fuel Pressure...

    Started by tking‎, 02-16-2004 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-18-2004, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  28. Limp Home mode Update.

    ... Ah HA!!! I took my drivers side throttle body off the car and hooked it up to a PC power supply. I assumed that drivers side was #1 side as in...

    Started by tking‎, 02-14-2004 01:28 PM
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    02-17-2004, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  29. Limp home mode update .....

    <a href="http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e31/4639239-1.html">http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e31/4639239-1.html</a> OK. Did the stomp. ...

    Started by tking‎, 02-12-2004 07:26 PM
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    02-13-2004, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  30. limp home mode update

    well, both batteries just tested good - voltage, amps, and load test. really starting to agree with MarkintheSBA about fuel pumps or at least fuel...

    Started by poboy‎, 07-28-2005 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    07-29-2005, 12:57 AM Go to last post
  31. LIMP HOME MODE SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....:-)

    Hello everyone!!I finally got my car running again on 12 cylinders after over a year. Well I was busy/lazy/depressed and rubbish weather in UK. A...

    Started by JB007‎, 07-31-2005 12:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-31-2005, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  32. Limp Home Mode problem.

    I had a problem with the engine going into LHM the first time I started the car after arriving at the first stop. It would start in LHM and clear in...

    Started by Jim S. (OR)‎, 04-21-2003 01:15 PM
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    04-21-2003, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  33. Limp Home mode final update

    ... put it all back together tonight. So far it would appear that the DK was the exact cause of the limp home mode and TRANS FAIL SAFE. Fired...

    Started by tking‎, 02-17-2004 08:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-18-2004, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  34. Limp home mode - update

    ... well i charged the batteries just in case. I'll have to call no joy on that one. Was considering replacing either the remaining fuel pump or...

    Started by tking‎, 02-13-2004 07:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 57
    02-14-2004, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  35. Limp Home Mode - have read archives, but

    have one question that i'm not sure of the answer. Situation: '91 850 six speed, drove into work just fine this morning, but when started at lunch...

    Started by poboy‎, 07-28-2005 01:28 PM
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    07-30-2005, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  36. Limp Home Mode

    Final message. I took all the computers apart and checked the chips, the aftermarket chips did pop out and I remounted them (I also installed the...

    Started by aaoliver‎, 04-25-2003 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-27-2003, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  37. Limp Home III

    Guys, You may recall my '93 850 went into limp home a couple of weeks ago after a high pressure wash. Many suggested that water gremlins often...

    Started by Kevin Sparks‎, 05-28-2004 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-29-2004, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  38. limp home evey 7 miles run rough idle

    take a seven mile run eml gose on limp home shut off restart car limp home off the idle is rough somtimes low and sometime surges everthing new...

    Started by jgavrity‎, 02-04-2007 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 59
    02-04-2007, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  39. Limp home diagnostic question

    I still periodically go into limp home mode, get Check Engine light and have the list of possibilities from the local shop, many of which are...

    Started by Jon‎, 10-28-2003 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 115
    10-30-2003, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  40. limp home came back

    After water pump etc still had LH to address. Fuel filters changed and ran fine briefly. Charged batteries and ran to work on hwy like a new car. ...

    Started by Boris‎, 10-26-2010 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 497
    10-30-2010, 02:44 AM Go to last post

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