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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 02-20-2010, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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engine ground wire location

Where is it?
I have been trying to find it in my car and I can't. I think the engine was changed and the ground wire never installed.
Also, could someone provide several pictures of the stock 325 engine bay?
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engine in or out iggy? i may have a pic of mine without the engine, and i could go snap some of my alpine's bay.
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Bimmer engine ground is on the right side motor mount. Chassis-to-engine.

For the upper engine electrics(to run injectors and sensors), there should be a ground wire also in the rear of the cylinder head body(not the cover) to the firewall.

Ground wires in bimmers are color-coded solid brown.

Really, there's no harm in having more than 1 engine ground if only to secure good contact.

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