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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 10-13-2005, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold Start valve...

I'm not a e21 guy... but I might be one in a day or two...

I got a guy that wants to get ride of a 83 320i dirt cheap... it runs good... but he said that it need a "cold start valve..."...

Ever heard of that??? anyone...

Thanks for your help...

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i got one i could sell ya, they are cheap and easy to replace.
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REAL EASY! At least on my car it is on the Passenger side of the intake manifold. Buy DJ's, and take 2 minutes to install it. 2 allen bolts and 2 or 3 fuel/vacuum hoses and a wire... DONE!

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Yeah, they are cake to do on the late production E21 320i.
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I might just need that valve if your willing to sell....

I have to go look at the car on Sat morning.... well see...

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no problem to replace.
If you want, I will go with you to check it out!
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It's not the orange one is it?
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Nah... I'll give you a call tonight... The place on the way to Morehead.. on the right side right past the railroad tracks... about 7 miles away....

Its a black E21... 166k miles... needs the cold start valve... said to be in running condition... I just want a daily driver... and I refuse to drive anything but a BMW...

I would like you to come with me before we all meet up on Sat morning.

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well kiddies just let me know....she is sitting on my mani awaiting removal and shipping.

she worked just fine before i pulled the motor, but you are welcome to give it a go. just cover shipping and see if she works......no workie, only out shipping. works? we can settle on a cheap number later.
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Sounds good to me...

Thanks... we'll talk later through PM.

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