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Old 05-23-2011, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 bmw 318i wont start unless out of time

im new here and to bmw's... so please help

this is what i have going on...the car will start and run rough if i put plug wires in wrong

front of car

will run

coil engine
1 1
2 3
3 2
4 4

wont start

coil engine
4 2
1 1
2 3
3 4


any ideas
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don`t get the routing on you plugs usually its 1 on1 2on2 and so on , is the car the wire for the connectors are almost fool proof
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so u r saying that they should go

front

coil engine
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4

its a 1.9.... says on line should be coil 4123 engine 1342.... can some one please tell me i know the firing order is 1342 but what to put on the coil ... it has the plug wires not just the coils on top of plug
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