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    Default 89 525 dies when put in gear

    was looking at one for sale , owner tells me the car dies as soon as put into drive, any ideas?, thanks

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    Lockup converter doesn't unlock, causing it to stall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry 90 525i
    was looking at one for sale , owner tells me the car dies as soon as put into drive, any ideas?, thanks
    Any Ideas? uh yeah..don't buy that car
    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry 90 525i
    was looking at one for sale , owner tells me the car dies as soon as put into drive, any ideas?, thanks

    There's a lot of things can do this...dirty ICV, vacuum leak(massive), dirty throttle body, just needs a tune up, AFM flap is binding on crap, hole in the intake boot combined with bad motor mounts = un metered air.

    If the car is in good shape, fair mileage and this is the only problem, then I'd chance it and perform some calculatus eliminatous and fix the motor.

    if it's a pig...then let it go


    Vee ave vays of dealing vid your kind...........

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    the car looks to be in very good shape, paint in last year, engine rebuilt 3 years ago, e38 wheels, its 6 hours from me, its been sitting, ran before parked and now has the dieing problem

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