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911 SC Carrerra engine stopping


Vehicle Information: Model: 911 ; Year: 1987; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2; Total Mileage: 217,000;

Not a question, but a reply to a problem someone had submitted, car dying, mysteriously restarts, eventually. I had this same issue on my 911 about 2years ago, and 88BMW 535 last fall. Basic diagnostics told me no spark when engines wouldn't start. I got a pulse into the ECU, but not coming out. Kind of isolates the problem, the ECU. Found a BMW website, step by step pictures, took cover off ECU, showed which solder joints were for signal for ignition to fire, I resoldered them on both cars neither car has had a problem since. Couldn't find the website again may be gone, this cost me no money, and about 20 minutes. Jeff Lemon

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