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    fuel cutoff switch location - reset button?

    Does my 528i (1998) have a fuel cutoff switch, and maybe a reset button with it? My 528i overheated and lost some oil in the middle of the desert while on a trip, and I had it towed back to phoenix. It started although near red line heat while waiting for the tow truck, but after the tow won't start. A former (all car type) mechanic said that most new cars, including beemers, have a fuel cutoff switch for when the car is in an accidnet, and that towing usually trips it also, and that a reset button for it is in the car somewhere. Sure enough, I crank the car over with the battery and no pressure is builing up in the fuel rack as evident by the bleed valve on the fuel rack. Please help? I don't have a mechanic I can trust here in Phoenix and hope to fix this myself.


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    Please help! I love this car, but going crazy...

    I was so happy to find this forum. I work on cars as a hobby, and love my 5 series. If you know if there is such a switch, or not, please tell me. Thank you VERY much.

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    I looked thru Bentley and didn't find...

    any mention of a reset switch.
    Is you Check Engine light on? If you have access, try reading the OBD codes with a scanner. There's a chance the reset is done thru a scanner that resets a code.
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    Low oil level can do this

    the oil "level" sensor (not the oil "pressure" switch) can sense low oil level and turns the engine off.

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    Re: I looked thru Bentley and didn't find...

    thanks much cn. will test and see. Also will try the codes second. thank you Ed CT.

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    John! Get thee a TIS disk and a Bentley's if yer..

    gonna wrench on this car. They are not difficult to work on if you have a good bit of serious amateur experience with modern cars.
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    Re: Please help! I love this car, but going crazy

    Nope, your car doesn't have a fuel cutoff. It does have a fusible link that will prevent the starter from running after an accident. But that's not your problem. If the DME doesn't see timing information from the engine it will disable spark and fuel pump. Other than that, a failed fuel pump or relay is a possibility.Jim Levie, Huntsville, AL
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    Rite folks today i took my car too a garage for a tyre changed they jacked the car up rear drivers side.. i asked for new tyre 2 be put on passenger front they jacked up car from that side car wobbled like a boat after lowering jacks the car failed too start and is still in the tyre bay any ideas or advice would be very helpull
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