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93 325i won't start! HELP!

I have a 93 325i e36 m50 with Vanos that was running perfect. The other day my wife moved up the driveway and a few days later it won't start. Makes a smooth, fast turning, spinning sound. Checked the plugs - they are bone dry. Cam lobes are in right position. Timing chain is good. The car sounds like cars I have heard and fixed with broken timing belts. When I hold my hand over the exhaust pipe, the air huffs back and forth. Does anyone have any ideas or ever heard of this problem?
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plugs bone dry .......camshaft sensor, this controls the injectors(fuel) thats why I suspect the cmshaft sensor.

Also check all your fuses.

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Thanks for the response. I will check that out. The key thing here though is how the car sounds. The smooth, fast turning sound when you try to start it. Like a broken timing belt. Not too many people I have talked to know that particular sound. It's not the usual slight cranking sound you get even if a car won't start under other conditions. I have worked on all different cars and am an engine enthusiast, but can't seem to figure this one out.
Again, I appreciate your help.
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