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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 03-18-2012, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation e30 fuelpump?

took my fuel filter off turned key over to initiate line prime & no spray
tried to start it & ended up covered.
this would mean the pump is dead & the engine is pushing out the excess that was pressurised (4 fuel lines front to back? wtf?)
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When changing the fuel filter your supposed to remove the gas cap to depressurize the system. Why would you "prime the line" with no filter in?
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to see if the fuel pump is actually working before i have to drop the tank
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On an E36 you don't have to drop the tank. The fuel pump is under the rear seats. Check the Bentley manual to see of its the same on the E30.
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On an E36 you don't have to drop the tank. The fuel pump is under the rear seats. Check the Bentley manual to see of its the same on the E30.
that so woulda helped a couple days ago.
somebody covered it with the black adheisive foam. couldnt see it, dropped tank. 2 days work coulda been done in 45 min
anyway fuel pump is good.
think security is not letting electrical pulse to injectors to open up?
probably
where can i download the bentley manual from free?
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Very top of the E30 section. It's a sticky.
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