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Old 01-23-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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87 325e will not start, who can help, who smart?

ok, guys, i live in chicago and its snowing right now, so it is cold, my bimmer will not start. here is what i have done so far, replaced the battey. new fuel filter, checked all plugs and wires, there is more that a quarter tank of gas, new temp sensor and thermo time switch, took the cold start out and and is spraying a mist of fuel, oil level is good, not sure if the feul pumpes are working, i know fuel is getting to the cold start, cause it does spray, after trying to start it for a while fuel drips out of my air filter, i think its cause the cold stars is spraying all the time when i trying to start it, maybe its fludding it, i dont know.

can any one help me or does any one have any suggestions, i have an appointment to the dealership tuesday, i need to get it started so i dont have to get it towed in.
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Old 01-23-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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does it turn over? I didn't read thru all you typed, but I had problem mine was just dead, turned out to be that the starters earth wire was broken off, 5 minute fix.(after 5 days of taking out engine bay hehehe)
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Old 01-23-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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do you have a spark?
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Old 01-24-2004, 01:53 AM   #4
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yes i have spark, new wires and plugs recently
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Old 01-24-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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yes i have spark, new wires and plugs recently
Did you check for spark? Dont assume because they are new, you must have spark! Ignition is controled by the ECU, so if a sensor is gone (position sensor) ECU wont get information and wont spark! If you have fuel and spark it should start unless there is major mechanical problem; eg. broken timing belt, skiped timing, no/low compression....
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what would be a good way to test if i have spark, my car has about 300k on it so not everything has been replaced, i have checked the connections several times to all the plugs and distributor. i talked with a BAS tech and he told that it could be a bad thermo time switch, cold start, and said to get a new main and fuse relay.
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Old 01-24-2004, 03:16 AM   #7
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and eurostyle, on that 318 are the bumpers still on it, i am looking for plastic short bumpers e30, a complete set, front and rear with the lower apron and front spoiler?
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objec, in order to run, car needs 3 things.
1. gas
2. spark
3. compression

got those and you car is runing.
so, you prolly missing the spark
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if i had no compression what would be a way to check it, i dont have any holes and all tubes are connected
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i would be greatful if you guys help me throught aol isnstant mesanger, my name is objec, message me any time and we can talk about it
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objec, in order to run, car needs 3 things.
1. gas
2. spark
3. compression

got those and you car is runing.
so, you prolly missing the spark

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...
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and eurostyle, on that 318 are the bumpers still on it, i am looking for plastic short bumpers e30, a complete set, front and rear with the lower apron and front spoiler?
I have the front but its not in the best shape, so i'm selling it AS IS and i cant ship it...
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awww, ill pay for shipping, how bad is the front
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