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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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Old 11-26-2003, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1987 325is that just won't start. I took the fuel line going onto a long black bar close to the intake. Should fuel be coming out when I am cranking it? It has been sitting up for 3 months. I have another 1988 325i used primarily for parts. I noticed I am not getting any fire from the ignition coil using a somple ground test and voltmeter test. Another thing I have done to check for fuel is to take the fuel line off of the fuel filter and put my finger over the line to see if it is sucking or does the fuel pump "push" the fuel to the engine. I took the ignition coil from the parts car and placed it on the good one.

I am in serious need of some advice!! Can someone please help me. ghead


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Out side the fuse box are three relays.

they can be moved to different locations.

The only way to know is to check the wire colors.

The five prong is the main relay
RD
RD/WT
GN
BR
BL/RD

Fuel pump relay
RD
RD/WT
GN/VI
BR/GN

o2 sensor heater relay
GN/VI
GN/YL
GY/BR
GN/BU

On the fuel pump relay, short from pin #30 to #87.

This should cause the pump to run if fuse #11 is good.

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