New owner, old car :)
Before anyone flames me for asking that age old question, Why won't my E30 start" please recognise that I DID read all and every post I could find online ! I tried everything, I have the Bentley Guide, I have the Haynes manual and I have a pretty full toolkit, the only thing I don't have is a working 1985 325e !
OK That's out of the way.
I got a 1985 325e recently that was a fully running car and just needed some minor things fixed to get it on the road. When I say fully running, I drove it to my house and regularly moved it around ont he driveway while I waited for parts.
The first fix was the Windshield Wiper linkage and replacement of the blower motor. This was completed in an afternoon and the car still worked, i.e. turned over, fired and moved.
Second fix was a new alternator as there was no voltage from the old one. In replacing this I had to take off the Air Filter, diconnecting the MAF and something else connected to the top of the Air Filter. Replacing everything the way I found it, unfortunately since then the car has not fired !
I have beautiful spark, full fuel delivery and even have replaced the fuel with brand new fuel draining the tank by bypassing the relay to make the fuel pump run full time (as per Bentley).
However, the car will not fire at all, I can turn it over till the battery is dead (and then fully recharge) but nothing.
Took the plugs out, they were wet, dried them, left them out for a few hours after turning the car over with no plugs to clear the cylinders, nothing.
I'm at a bit of a loss at this stage and I'm REALLY hoping someone here can help.