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.
I have very happily owned a 1988 325i for approx. 1 year. All of a sudden it died on me. I have check for fuel and everything seems ok. It just turns over and will not fire. Someone has mentioned to me about the crankshaft sensor. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this sort of thing before??? PLEASE PLEASE HELP.
All the usual things happen, e.g all the dash lights come on and so i try to start it up but it just keeps cranking with no attempt to actually fire. I have taken it to a local garage and they put it on the diagnostics but it threw up no fault codes whatsoever. Totally baffled me!!!
Yeah the battery is 100% fully charged. Yeah I almost convinced myself that it was the fuel but I took one of the injector pipes off and there was definately fuel there. Totally confused. It wasn't as if it died gradually, it just went.
I checked to see if it was still there but it was only changed about 5000 miles ago so as I expected things were all good there!!!! I did check the crank sensor to see if there was anything obviously wrong with it. I took it off and cleaned it!! I did a resistance check with a multimeter and only one of the connections was showing a reading, that is what has put my mind onto it!! But not totally sure whether both connectors are meant to have a reading or not??
Originally posted by Slvr E30iS@Sep 13 2004, 11:39 PM i read all the responses and dint read a thing about spark plugs, i mite of skipped over it but thats the first thing to check man! lol also check your alternator
i said all electrical :P thaat covers it all
__________________ Kyle Sutherland
1995 BMW 540i/6: The Calypso Beast Vid 0-70ish 1987 BMW 325es: Face & Butt Lifted/M50tu Swapped*Sold* 1985 VW Scirocco: Too many mods, money pit*Sold* E34 Plate Filler Wanted!
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