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316i engine 318i e36

Car has petrol and spark,just cranks and wont start,sometimes it will start for a second and just dies

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Check compression and timing. Then check sensors(MAF, oil pressure sensor). Don't crank engine too long. Cranking engine may pour a lot of petrol into your engine oil.

Posted on Jul 06, 2013

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change your fuel filter if it does'nt work check that your fuel pressure is ok if not check that all the plugs on your air intake is all good and pluged in properly

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open the bonnet remove the black plastic over on top of the grill and this reveals the back of the grills so you can push themout from behind and not damage the paint.
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check the induction kit, where the big black rubber hoses pipes connect to air filter box and inlet fuel manifold ?? i cant remmber wat is called (sorry),if is spilt that the reason u will lose the power ,if u dont find anything spilt ,is could be possile spark plugs lead need replacing

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replace the ecu with the low milage one

Posted on May 29, 2009

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most likely the sender in the gas tank is bad.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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check the induction kit, where the big black rubber hoses pipes connect to air filter box and inlet fuel manifold ?? i cant remmber wat is called (sorry),if is spilt that the reason u will lose the power ,if u dont find anything spilt ,is could be possile spark plugs lead need replacing

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