318i turns off and wont start - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 01:12 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
318i turns off and wont start

Hey every one i have a 318i e36

its being a right cunt at the moment it will start fine at home then i drive about 1 km to the end of the road and the engine will die then it will not start for about 3 or 4 hours. does any bodyhave any clue to why cheers.
dropped is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 01:16 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
did you just get the car washed?

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 02:23 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
nope i didnt just get it washed and its summer here also. i was thinking maybe the coil could be fucked do they have a single coil ??????
dropped is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 09:33 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
should be coil over plug style setup. but i cannot be sure, since i assume you are in Australia. this is a tough one. could be several things

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 09:58 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Im in new zealand if you give me a few things to check out that would be sweet cheers
dropped is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2008, 11:23 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
are you getting a check engine light? if so, check and report. if not, start with spark, injector pulse and fuel pressure. report back with that.

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 01:00 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
no there isnt any check engine lights. i will check spark and fule next time it fucks out
dropped is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 05:38 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dvmotorsports View Post
did you just get the car washed?


it has happened after i have washed the car what would this be ?
dropped is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 10:54 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by dropped View Post
it has happened after i have washed the car what would this be ?
dme (ecu)

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 03-04-2008, 01:49 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
is there a leak that goes to the ecu or some thing like that. could you please explain as i dnt see how washing the car would effect the ecu and where is the ecu so i can check it thanks ?
dropped is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 03-04-2008, 08:48 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by dropped View Post
is there a leak that goes to the ecu or some thing like that. could you please explain as i dnt see how washing the car would effect the ecu and where is the ecu so i can check it thanks ?
yeah me neither until it happened to my old e36. i believe the dme is below the windshield cowl. and when you go through a car was with high pressure, it can seep down under the cowl and get the dme wet. my car didn't run for at least a day after that.

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 01:05 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
hey thanks for that info i toke the battery out and the cover off where the ecu is hidden. i found some wet mushy crap in there and pulled the plug off the ecu there was a bit of crap in there. i can seee how it would effect the ecu now. did you block up the whole the water where the water was getting into the ecu area ?
dropped is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 09:55 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Honolulu. HI
Posts: 629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dvmotorsports is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by dropped View Post
hey thanks for that info i toke the battery out and the cover off where the ecu is hidden. i found some wet mushy crap in there and pulled the plug off the ecu there was a bit of crap in there. i can seee how it would effect the ecu now. did you block up the whole the water where the water was getting into the ecu area ?
is your battery in the engine compartment? and no, i sold the car the next day. lolz

BMW Technician
dvmotorsports is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 03:58 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dropped is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
hey yea the battery is in the enigne bay .
dropped is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 11:55 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
victorgallas is an unknown quantity at this point
the water makes it into the ecu due to clogged drains where the ac blower motor sits, so when it overflows it makes it back to the ecu and will eventually short things out.
I would suggest for starters to clean out the connector with good electrical cleaner.
you may want to pull the metal cover off from the ecu and spray contact cleaner to the actual board to make sure is properly dry and clean.
reassenble and see what happens, if it happens again youre ecu could have got damaged..

You are a BMW driver when you become part of the "Ultimate Driving Machine"

Fraude an Fahren
BMW > Bayerische Motorenwerke

Auf Viedersehen der herr

www.clemsonfsae.com
victorgallas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome