Last weekend I (possibly stupidly) bought another old BMW. I really like the 01 525i Wagon I picked up last year. Old organs fit right in! Anyways a 99 528 wagon, with a 5sp, came up for $650, "no rust, nice shape, starts right up BUT dies instantly. Ok the guys idea of "nice shape" and mine differ greatly. So I tell him it looks like a $200 car and he says $300. I said "no thanks". Then, like an idiot, I let my friend, with the car trailer and a farm full of junk cars talk me into dragging it to his place. Probably because he had room for one more. Question. This actually seems to be fairly common on old BMWs starting then dieing. Haven't looked at it yet and Googling gave me many "answers". Anybody have this issue, on a BMW ? And know the solution ? Worst case I just forget about it and let trees grow through it like all the other "projects waiting on restoration" at my friends place.