Hi, I recently (Saturday) bought a 1993 BMW 318is coupe. Drove it Sunday and Monday and on Tuesday got in it and it wouldn't start. Got someone to jumpstart it but it still wouldn't go. It turns over fine but still doesn't start. Had it jumped using a booster pack, still nothing. The guy that came out thought it might be the fuel pump? Tried to find the fuse but couldn't figure out exactly which one it was. Any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hi, Thank you for your suggestion. If it does turn out to be the fuel pump (saying I can get someone else to look at it, who's not busy :/) is this something that is hard to do/ are the parts hard to get and will it take a long time for a mechanic to do it? I'm so stuck without a car
Hi, Thanks for your input. Still haven't been able to get the car fixed. Did try to look up the part on the site you mentioned but didn't have much luck, although I have now been able to source the part. It's just a case of getting someone to figure out exactly what's wrong with car and then getting them to do it. If anyone else has any other ideas on why it won't start then please put them here. Could it be that the fuel lines are clogged up somehow and if so would the whole fuel pump have to be replaced or can the lines just be unclogged?
Hi, wrote a better reply then it wouldn't go so I've now had to write it all again anyway here it is: Finally got a garge to come and get it but being so special my car didn't have the tow place on it! They are going to have to come 2moro with a recovery truck. More time wasted! Hopefully it will be just the fuel lines or something simple and quick. As for spark, I'm actually not sure if it's getting spark or not. I know it's got to have spark to run. I can't remember if the first guy that looked at it said it did or not. I assume for him to have moved onto thinking it was the fuel pump that it must have had spark.
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