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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 spiff325is@Feb 28 2005, 10:31 AM |
good call, also i remember hearing that the 02 can have something to do with it.
| Originally posted by adidas_man@Feb 26 2005, 06:02 PM |
i recently bought a 1986 325e bmw from a friend. previously he broke a timing belt and the pistons slapped the valves and did some damage. well he bought a new motor and put it in, and ever since then the car will start but for only about 2-3 seconds then it dies. this is what i've come up with so far, the fuel pressure is good, good compression, base timing is good, and it has good spark. i'm sure it's electrical somehow, but i just have no idea's. has anyone had this problem before with the car starting for a couple of seconds then dying?? or does anybody have any ideas i can try??
| Originally posted by richb420@Apr 13 2005, 09:34 AM |
I have the same problem on my 318i after just replacing the head gasket. I have been tyring to figure out this problem for the last 3 weeks. I just cant figure it out! ghead .
If anyone can solve this, please help!!
| Originally posted by richb420@Apr 13 2005, 11:36 PM |
Its not the fuel pump. I have an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and can keep the car running if I set the fuel at 90 psi. This is however too much fuel and you can smell it coming out of the exhaust. The car normally runs on only about 30 psi.
From what year to what year will the gas pedal test work on. I have a 1985 318i.
| 1984-1995 |
have you pulled your spark plugs and checked their condition?
also, how many miles does your cat have on it? if its old, it can get plugged and only allow the engine to run a few seconds before it chokes itself out
| Originally posted by richb420@Apr 14 2005, 10:42 AM |
| Originally posted by nukeduster+Apr 14 2005, 12:48 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nukeduster @ Apr 14 2005, 12:48 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-richb420@Apr 14 2005, 10:42 AM |
| Originally posted by Kowalski+Apr 14 2005, 04:43 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kowalski @ Apr 14 2005, 04:43 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'> |
was the motor that was put in, a new motor or a junk yard pull? when swapped did yuo use the donors engine harness or did you put in a new one?
if so, do you have the old ecu?
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