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  • 07-22-2009, 03:32 PM
    m5e28 video

    Re: No Spark

  • 11-24-2005, 12:18 AM
    I miss stuff! --Scottie :-)

    I'm about to do just that on a 013 box....

  • 11-23-2005, 09:24 PM
    pm179

    Re: If you don't mind me asking....

    Hi Scottie,

    I don't mind... you're always willing to help me

    $479 including shipping! Ouch... but when you get to the point I was at you don't have many choices. I could have opened it up myself and start to solder stuff myself -- Naa

    Michael
  • 11-22-2005, 10:11 PM
    Scottie

    If you don't mind me asking....

    what did programma charge for the overhaul?
  • 11-22-2005, 05:58 PM
    ernest

    I really dont keep up with it that closely....

    but it will get 20+ on the highway running a steady speed, probably close to 18 around town, normal driving. Personally, the jc chip is a big improvement over stock.

    ernest
  • 11-22-2005, 02:24 PM
    Michael in MD

    How did the Jim C chip effect fuel mileage?

    ...any noticeable differences?

    Thanks for the tip,

    Michael
  • 11-22-2005, 11:18 AM
    ernest

    maybe try a jim c. chip

    That is what I am running and it was a big improvement over the stock chip...removed the flat spot at 4k especially under partial throttle. I am running it with a track pipe and exhaust cam gear....although I really couldnt tell much difference when I installed the cam gear, at least the butt dyno couldnt.

    ernest
  • 11-18-2005, 08:23 PM
    pm179

    Update... all is well again

    Hi All,

    I did send my ECU out to Programa and they fixed it (I have no idea WHAT they did though...) We put it back in the car and it fired right up.

    However, we discovered other issues that had to be straightened out. I ended up replacing the coil, plugs, coolant sensors & TPS, the major problem being the weak coil.

    I also replaced my problem custom e34 headers with the stock manifolds, and installed the track pipe in place of the DEC cat.

    The car runs GREAT now, with pulling power all the way to redline. Removing the cat was worth 20 HP at the very top end. In all the repairs I did re-install the factory chip, removing a Gen 2 or 3 Dinan chip. This is messing with my fuel milage, also I now know what folks mean by a flat spot or notch at 4k ;-)

    Thanks to everyone that helped me get this thing to where it is today... much appreciated!!

    Michael

  • 11-17-2005, 08:33 PM
    AJA

    Re: No Spark - send the ECU to Programma

    Michael,
    If you are able to eliminate the ECU I have a couple of suggestions. I just went through a very similar experience. Let me know if I can help! Art
  • 11-17-2005, 05:57 PM
    gofast1

    Did you try the 'code' box under the steering whl

    This box contains a relay that prevents the ECU from turning on the fuel pump OR spark. You can jump it as a stopgap. Or, open it up, and see if any of the soldered traces are broken. Mine were, I soldered a wire to bridge over the gap, and that got my M5 running again.

    Samir Shah.
    88 M5
    86 635
    99 540i
    81 745i
    91 Lotus Elan
    06 Lotus Exige (or order)

    Samir Shah
    81 745i
    86 635csi
    88 M5
    99 540iT
    91 Lotus Elan
  • 10-16-2005, 06:01 PM
    pm179

    Thanks Mike... email sent

  • 10-16-2005, 05:54 AM
    mike325i

    meant to say "good or bad"

    mike

    BMWCCA #285348 National Capital Chapter
    '88 M5 black/tan 5-spd 145k
    '91 325i white/black 5-spd 212k
    '91 318is red/black 5-spd 135k
    '95 525i gray/tan auto/vanos 122k
  • 10-16-2005, 05:53 AM
    mike325i

    Re: No Spark

    mike, send me an e-mail and let me know where your located. I'd be willing to drive over and swap your ecu into my car so we can see if we get the same symptom. That would be a pretty good indicator that your ecu is bad.

    mike

    BMWCCA #285348 National Capital Chapter
    '88 M5 black/tan 5-spd 145k
    '91 325i white/black 5-spd 212k
    '91 318is red/black 5-spd 135k
    '95 525i gray/tan auto/vanos 122k
  • 10-12-2005, 06:18 PM
    pm179

    Re: No Spark - send the ECU to Programma

    Thanks Sheldon,

    I posted here and on the Yahoo group and all responses say to look for ECU problems. Will do ASAP

    Gotta love these old cars... 200k+

    Michael
  • 10-12-2005, 05:10 PM
    Sheldon

    Re: No Spark - send the ECU to Programma

    For about $80 they will go through it and diagnose if there are any problems.

    -Sheldon
    138k
  • 10-12-2005, 04:16 PM
    Michael in MD

    No Spark

    Hi Guys,

    I in a jamb with this car and the mechanic doesn't know what else to do.

    We have no spark... the engine turns over and over but nothing ignites.

    We've replaced both main and fuel relays

    We've now replaced both sensors for the crank that are on the bell housing

    We've swapped out the coil for one known to work. He said he's getting positive side power but no trigger (I have no idea what this means)

    Without wiring diagrams he feels there's nothing else he can do, or doesn't know what else to do.

    Suggested it is the brain (ECU) but has no way to check it.

    The tach doesn't jump or move at all while cranking the engine

    Thoughts?

    This is the problem I had weeks ago when it just died while driving down the road.

    Thanks for any help you can give us.

    Michael [stranded] in MD

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