Well this is a familiar job, the old brake light switch failure.
One last thing I needed to fix, so that the car would reliably start, was the ignition barrel. Sometimes it would free spin, and wouldn’t start the car.
Ugh, What a terrible place to hide a starter motor. I had to do it though, mine was getting worse and worse.
Progress on the BMW is slow. Unfortunately I fix one thing, and in the process find something else that is broken and needs more parts ordered.
Yet another issue that was discovered on the car was that there were signs of oil leaking from the bottom of the vanos solenoid cover. This is a clear indicator that the solenoid seals are beyond their useful life.
Okay, it’s been a while since my last post, but the car has still been progressing. I left off with the exhaust on the ground waiting for exhaust gaskets, and needing to replace the valve cover gasket. The parts arrived, so I got on with it.
Parts are arriving almost constantly, so it was time to start cracking on fixing my BMW.
Yet another issue I wasn’t aware of until I had taken ownership of the car and driven away, was that the Airbag warning light was staying on too long, indicating an issue.