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Old 12-29-2008, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone I'm new to this forum and this is my first BMW, I'm looking forward to driving it but cannot. It is a 08/95 obd1 325is manual, i bout this car at an auto auction so i don't know the history. well this car sat at the auction for 2.5 weeks and drained the battery. i brought it home, charged the battery tried to start it, cranks but would not start. i began troubleshooting, all fuses were good, fuel pump was fine, air was good, then i checked the coils and all 6 were not sparking. I found out about the check engine light code extract method but the problem is my check engine light does not come on at all. I replaced the bulb with a new one but still it doesn't come on. I don't know what else to do or what to check, has anyone experienced this or can shed some insight, I really want to drive my new BMW but this problem wont allow me to.
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