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#1 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 09:05 PM
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new to bmw's and i have a problem

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

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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.
85? carburated?
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

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its actually fuel injected surprisingly. i am goin to check the fuel supply on sunday, its my next day off from work.
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If your getting good spark, def. sounds like fuel or lack of...
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what all do i need to check as far as fuel?? fuel pump, fuel regulator, fuel filter, is there anything else on car that i need to look at or anything as far as the fuel?
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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.
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i found that the external fuel pump is out on the car. where is a good cheap place to get one?? cheapest i have found one so far is $160 picked up
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Bavauto. The replacement pump for my E30 323i was only $115 shipped.

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i can get one locally for 160, bavauto wants 180 plus shipping
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Go to your local NAPA store then. It win't be OEM, but you can get a universal replacememnt electric pumpo for around $40.

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Auto Parts at AutohausAZ - OEM Auto Parts - Discount Replacement Parts.....

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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awesome, thanks alot, i like the place already. im goin to order that fuel pump on monday.
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