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.
ok, i just bought a 85 bmw 318i from my boss. the car is not running tho. it has great spark to all 4 plugs and also from the coil to the ditsy cap. i do not know about fuel yet, cuz i havent checked it yet.
i have a vacuum line that is unhooked and can not find where it goes. it goes from the vacuum advance on the ditsy to a box on the firewall closer to drive side of car, then it goes no where, it is just sitting on top of engine and i can not find where it goes. any help would be greatly appreciated.
also any other things i should check to see why car is not running or common things that go bad on these cars would be great
Get the Bently Manual not the Haynes.
On sale at bavauto this month so you have 2 days.
There's lots of guys here who can help.
Sounds like you need to check fuel next.
Maybe try and start with starting fluid just to see if it runs.
check float etc..
can you see down carb and see fuel pumping?
not sure. not much help. sorry
'87 325is Delphin Metalic
well, if i got to play with car some today and changed the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel regulators, fuel filter. and still wouldnt start, so i went to the external fuel pump and found the problem. the external fuel pump on framin on driveside is not working, it will get fuel up to it, but nothing after it and it dont make any noises, it just made one single thud and then nothing, some rust came out of it when i pulled it, so i think it rusted up from car sitting for a lil while, so im goin to get another one and see if that fixes it or not.
1985 BMW 318I external fuel pump, Bosch OE = $97.63 . And the beauty is, if you buy more than $50 worth of parts from them, it's free shipping. so it's $97.63 shipped for the part. Don't lose their web site, they're by far the cheapest I've found for OEM parts.
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