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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by grail@Apr 9 2005, 01:44 PM |
Captains log stardate uhhh april 9th 05, fuel pressure regulator installed along with new fuel filter... all problems still remain except for fuel in air tube, vehicle still wont run... The crew is loosing their minds cant hold out much longer.......
no seriously now im at a loss, unless my fuel pump is weak and am not getting steady pressure.....
captains personal log.... I'm gonna go in my corner and cry now....
| Originally posted by grail@Apr 9 2005, 11:02 PM |
k... the tube coming from the air cleaner box to the bottem of the throttlebody/intake manifold got flooded with gas 2 days ago trying to start, the engine fired and ran for 10-20 secs about 5 times then wouldnt fire anymore at which time i noticed wetness around the clamps when i pull the aircleaner side of the tube i got drenched with gas... at which time i checked the fuel pressure regulator and it had gas in the vacume line part of it.. replaced it today (saturday here) and no more gas flowing into the intake.... but the car still wont stay running runs for 10-20 seconds then just shuts off, minimal to zero throttle response at all, just surges immedialty to 2k or so rpm runs for a bit and shuts off..... gonna go thru testing the fuel pressure again sunday mornin cos I really dont know whats left besides the fuel pump or the TPS and I dont think a bad TPS would do that right it just wouldnt run at all wouldnt it?
Im really runnin out of ideas... Trying to avoid having to take it to someone cos that gets rather pricey quick.. All i've been able to find documentation wise on the car is a haynes manual and we all know how helpful those can be its a really sweet lookin car, cosmetically cherry.. even the enigne sounds quiet and strong when it comes on.. just cant keep it running.. its really getting rather discouraging.
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