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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 simbotto@Feb 21 2005, 07:49 PM |
it is an automatic.
i just want to have an idea of what is wrong with my car so i know what to research. if after i research what seems to be wrong if i find out it is something to complicated for me to do then i will take the car to a specialist. some of the things i know i can do, like the fuel pressure regulator, it is right there staring you in the face when you lift the hood. and i was hoping you guys could fill me in on what i need to do to hopefully fix it myself.
| Originally posted by simbotto@Feb 21 2005, 08:19 PM |
alright, thanks guys. i am going to get on doing that stuff tomarrow. one last question though. how would i know if my fuel pressure regulator is bad or not? is there any way i can test it? i have topped off my tank before i knew that topping off your tank can harm the fuel pressure regulator. so what should i do?
| Originally posted by e30fanm3@Feb 22 2005, 07:29 AM |
first you dont have a mass air sensor, you have an air flow meter there is a difference. you can do the fuel pressure regulator your self it is really easy, you will have to pry it off of the fuel rail though, dont expect it to just slide out, dont be afraid to get a little physical with it, then get some carb clean and spray the shit out of your AFM and ICV to clean them out. You can also while you have your AFM out you can use some of that carb clean and open your throttle body and clean that out too. You may need a new AFM though
| Originally posted by e30fanm3@Feb 22 2005, 01:53 PM |
i dont know about the sound, mine doesnt make one when i tap on it. What do you mean by rough start? normally when they go bad the car will run like it has a bad vacuum leak and will stall unexpectantly, but will run fine sometimes
| Originally posted by e30fanm3@Feb 22 2005, 04:53 PM |
yea i would try to find one at a junk yard and see if that helps, but with out the car here in front of me i cant really properly diagnose it, i can just give ideas
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