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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 javieruz@Mar 7 2005, 12:28 PM |
so i was going on a freeway, suddenly the TACH went down to about 0 but in about 2 seconds, the engine came up again and it was OK for next 100 miles, the same day i was coming back and it just did the same thing and totally died. no messy noise, just engine stopped. I replaced the fuel pump on the spot but the starter began to make weird noise, it simply turns unusually fast.. as if it was not catching or something. so went to pep boys and they diagnosed the starter was bad, then i replaced it in the car but its the same thing, it simply tuerns fast and doesnt start the car. i am sure there is fuel coming to the injectors, there is spark (replaces coil and distributor&rotor which were the ORIGINAL ones in the car, checked for spark and its there), the timing belt did not snap since there is spark and you can see the valves moving and the cylinders are moving as well... i am guessing it may be the ECU just died? anybody had any similar experience? ANY comment would be welcome!!! thanks guys!!
| Originally posted by javieruz@Mar 13 2005, 11:57 PM |
well, so my worst fear was fulfilled...
all 6 intake valves are totally bent, 5 rocker arms are broken and the cylinder head is useless since two cam retainers in teh head are broken as well...
just finished taking the head off the car and just have to look for a completely new one...
the thing is that the belt did not snap, but it kinda slipped, it seemed in very good condition... and the worst thing is that i got the timing belt and water pump on wednesday to replace it on sunday and the car left me straned on the freeway (30 miles from home) on friday
hmm, at least i have a veeeery good reason to rebuild the whole engine now
hope this wont happen to many e30 owners....
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