82 320I - no fire while cranking.....
new to the community, and hoping to get some information.
and before you ask, yes i did use the search button. My uncle has an 82 320I that has a problem with fire. while cranking the engine over, there is no fire, but when you first release the key, and then engine is still cranking, there is an instant spark. if i remove the distributor, and turn it by hand, with the key in the run position, there is lots of fire. install the distributor into the engine, and no fire. i am thinking a bad ignition switch, that is preventing the coil from getting 12V while cranking, but i jumpered the coil + to the battery +, but still nothing. any insite would be greatly appreciated, as he really wants to get the car running before winter, so he can focus on the bodywork over the winter.