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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 01-23-2004, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to the forum. I recently ran out of gas and I added 2 gallons to get me going again but it did not work. my car hasn't been able to start since. Can anyone help? I have a 1991 318i manual transmission.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fuel pump might be fried...
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Old 01-23-2004, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are there any other possible (cheaper) solutions?
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Test the fuel pump first. Pull out the rear seat and there should be an access panel to get to the fuel pump. Please don't smoke while playing near the gas tank. See if there is power at the pump. I have seem a fuel filter get clogged by sediment in the tank when it is run dry but this is rare, if you haven't changed the filter in a while now might be a good time to change it as a bit of preventive maintinance.
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after you added gas how long did you crank it for?
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Old 01-23-2004, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I cranked it for about 1 min.
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Are you sure you were out of gas and not just really low? Yeah, I'd check for power at the fuel pump. If you get someone to crank the engine for you, you should be able to hear the pump run if you stick your ear up to it.
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