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Old 01-24-2004, 05:59 AM   #16
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euro,how much are you lookin for dat bumper from318?
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Old 01-24-2004, 06:47 AM   #17
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euro,how much are you lookin for dat bumper from318?
Bumper cover $30, lower valance $30, stock I lip $50...
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Old 01-24-2004, 07:08 AM   #18
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you hsould also check the three relays on the driver strut tower under the hood theres a white relay that controls alot its called a main realy if its not white its the metal one.... if u have no spark it could be that or a dead coil. good luck
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Old 01-24-2004, 07:21 AM   #19
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yeah, thats that the tech from bas said
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Old 01-24-2004, 08:08 AM   #20
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You are right but you forgot one major thing; timing! You can have all the fuell, spark, air, copression but if things dont happen at the RIGHT time, it wont run ar like SH#T! This is a VERY common problem on VW...the timing belt would just jump and screw up the timing and the car would not run...I have not yet seen it onece on an BMW but you never know...
well, if timing is out, engine will fire(not running)
so gas, spark and compression are the 3 main essentials for the eninge.
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Old 01-24-2004, 05:31 PM   #21
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well, if timing is out, engine will fire(not running)
so gas, spark and compression are the 3 main essentials for the eninge.

It depends to what degree it is off; i have seen everything between runing a bit rough, to do start at all. And if timing belt is gone, the engine will not fire (no spark at all)...
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Old 01-24-2004, 06:37 PM   #22
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To check for spark:

Take a spark plug out and attach it to a plug wire and hold it close to the intake manifold (be VERY carefull you don't shock yourself). Get someone to crank the engine over and see if there is a spark.

BTW - There is a fuse in the trunk that runs to the battery to the main relay. That $1 part caused me months of frustration of my car just cutting right out and then working.
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where at in the trunk, by the battery
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Old 01-25-2004, 02:13 AM   #24
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where at in the trunk, by the battery
There is a wire that runs under the carpet by the right fender.
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BTW - There is a fuse in the trunk that runs to the battery to the main relay. That $1 part caused me months of frustration of my car just cutting right out and then working. [/b]
LoL It happened to me twice!!! Once it was right before a car show!!! I spent a full day trubleshooting the electrical system and couldnt find the problem, so i had to drive to the show with a jumper wire on the relay! After the show i found the problem and fixed it in 15 minutes
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ok, guyd the car started yesterday, i unpluged the cold start connection and it started right up, i think the cold start was fludding it,

or could it be something eles?
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #27
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i just went to go start it and it would not start, with or with out the cold start
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:22 PM   #28
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gee you would think you would be able to figure out the problem after modding the car you said you had in the following thread.....

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...5&pagenumber=1
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