Cant diagnose My E36 problem - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
New Members Check In come in say hello...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 10:36 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Cant diagnose My E36 problem

Hi i have 1996 320 touring It started about 3 monthes ago i filled up with fuel drove 20 miles parked up for 30 mins or so got back in car and it would not start so i left it!I tryed again couple of hours later and it was fine started on the button.Then about week later same prob cut out while at a junction low revs!would not start again so i turned over in gear and fired but holding back on power!parked up went out to it next day and fine again done 50 miles in it problem came back again would not start on key unless you let it stand for hour or so, but will fire up if you turn over in gear!this prob has got worse and worse but still keeps on going!Yesterday i drove 5 miles then for some reason it would not rev over 2.5k idled fine and started on the key!went out to it today and its fine again???
Ive checked tank fuel filter main fuel filter had all earth straps off and cleaned no air leaks (split hoses etc)no warning lights can anyone help me Please?
Simon_C is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 05:16 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Ive also noticed its using a shit load of fuel..
Simon_C is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 09:34 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,697
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Can you get the computer scanned for codes?

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 09:38 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Theres no lights come on so i thought there would not be any code stored? am i wrong?
Simon_C is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 09:39 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,697
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
I'd try it; maybe the lights are out.

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Definitely scan for codes. This problem could be several things and at the very least if you have a few codes you or a mechanic would have a better idea where to look.
BimmerE39 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 12:02 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
I think before i pay 50 to have car pluged in im going to try the Coolant Temp injection sensor!But i cant find 1 anywhere could anyone give me a link pls!If this fails i will get car scaned for codes..
Simon_C is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 01:46 PM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Hi Simon, Next week Im going to my parents in Scole near Diss norfolk to help my father fit some patio doors if you can make it that far, I have Carsoft diagnostics which should pull up the problem, up to you. NO charge.

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 02:27 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Hi thanks for the offer but Diss is quite away for me to take car its using so much fuel and i dont want to cause any damage!i am very grateful for this offer if only you were comming to Holt
Simon_C is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
I use to years ago as my Xwifes grandmother use to live there and most of her family, but alas times change, Im not adverse to coming to you, But I would have to charge and it would be say £100, which is silly,as Im sure .....well not that sure someone has the diagnostic set up and knowledge so well the offer is there of Diss or I come to you if you change you mind, I know BM charge over £175.

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 05:49 AM
n00b
 
STREETRACER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South-Africa
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
STREETRACER is on a distinguished road
my brother had the same tipe of problem with his E36 325i.. there is holes on the fender which leads to the computer box compartment!! BMW fixed the problem on later models!!

his car died every now and then, wouldnt rev up, got stuck in revs, jurked like a fuel search!! car died eventualy and the fuel pump would go on! so i bridged out the fuel pump relay pump came on but still wouldnt start.. took the coils out and there was no spark!!!
The computer box got water damage and fried!!!! have it checked out while it is still repairable!!

might not be the same problem but worth checking out!!

E36 M3 3.2 186kw @wheels 13.9s 1/4mile
www.streetracer.co.za Founder / Designer
STREETRACER is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 09:25 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holt,Norfolk,UK
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Simon_C is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Ive fixed it!!

Hi i solved problem in the end it was Crank Shaft sensor!

Thanks for your response...
Simon_C is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 09:27 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,697
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Glad you got it sorted!

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > New Members Check In


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E36 1996 Cant diagnose prob Simon_C 3-Series (E36) 0 06-27-2009 09:59 AM
ABS Diagnose Issue Eraj 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 6 11-14-2007 01:38 AM
Some problems to diagnose.... makaveli2k 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 01-12-2007 09:08 PM
E36 Over Heating Problem :-( 325iserge 3-Series (E36) 4 03-06-2006 09:33 AM
Help To Diagnose My Problem... mech9T8 3-Series (E36) 9 11-17-2004 11:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome