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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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Old 04-09-2009, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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took some looking but finally a new e30

as you may be able to tell by my name...i had an 84 318i before that was totaled when a big as suv hit me. But anyway i searched for a couple of months and found a 91' 318ic in near mint condition for $2.5k. The only things that i'm having trouble with is the check engine light goes on and off. Anyone have any ideas as to what couple be causing it to turn on and off? Loose wire somewhere?


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Old 04-09-2009, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done on your find I remember the SUV saga !!! as for the E/light sounds like a bad ground/earth or it may even be a loose battery connection/fuse.
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as you may be able to tell by my name...i had an 84 318i before that was totaled when a big as suv hit me. But anyway i searched for a couple of months and found a 91' 318ic in near mint condition for $2.5k. The only things that i'm having trouble with is the check engine light goes on and off. Anyone have any ideas as to what couple be causing it to turn on and off? Loose wire somewhere?
Motronic Fault Codes.

and follow the procedure in the Motronic 1.3 section to read the codes.

By God's grace, the only times I've had the check engine light come on in my 91 318i are when a vacuum hose detached from under the rubber air intake boot, and when either my fuel or main relay were starting to go.

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i had a problem with my engine light coming on i just bought the reset tool and all lights went back to normal
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Thanks for all the feed back. The light hasn't come on at all today but i'll check all of your suggestions and let you know if they helped. Glad to be back on this forum, lovin the bimmer lifestyle
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