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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 10-19-2003, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1989 325ix that had recently had an intake mainfold gasket replacement. The vacuum leak allowed the system to have more air then usual and after being fix it now has a cold hard start problem. Because this model uses a the Motronic system, there is no cold start injection module rather, it uses the computer to engage the system. I once heard that there is a possibility that there may be an injector stuck open that may be slowly flooding the engine. However, when I had the fuel rail off to change the intake gaskets, there wasn't a problem with them. Plus, when I pump the gas while it tries to start, it helps it out and it starts a little sooner. If anyone has had this similar problem with an E30 325 model between 1988 and 1990, please post here. I am interested in solving the problem with out too much cost.

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