94 M42 318i Starting Problems
Hi All, I am new to the Forum. I searched for start problem threads and have tried tests/solutions I found, but I still can't get my 318 to start. Mi = 206K and had been running fine, parked in garage then no start in morning. Car has always run rich, poor gas mileage, and tends to fowl spark plugs in short time. The fuel pump and filter, O2 sensor are recently new. Does not burn oil. What have I done so far:
Checked spark, all cylinders are sparking.
New Spark Plugs.
Tested fuel pump and is working, but I don't have tools to test pressure.
Checked compression, fine and even in all cylinders
No oil in spark plug holes.
Engine check light is not on.
Cleaned crankshaft position sensor.
Battery and starter are fine, engine turns over at good rpm.
When starting, it trys to fire but just will not catch. Acts somewhat like when the fuel pump failed but elec, timing issues can also act like this.
Any help will be appreciated. Maybe to the Shop next.
PS - My 2 repair mainuals are vague on this. Cyl numbers are 1-4 starting from front of car - right. Are the 4 Ingition coils in the same order front to rear? 1 to 1, 2 to 2. etc. for sparkplug wires.