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Mark_Liverpool 09-01-2007 07:47 AM

Ignition Problem with codes
Hi, I've been looking all overt the net for information and I'm getting no where quick!

Basically I've got a 1993 RHD E36 320i Coupe running MS40 (Siemens) management it seems.

I drove the car to my friends, turned it off had no problems with running, no juddering, jumping, stalling anything, ran fine. Got into the car 5 minutes later and it just cranked over and would not start.

So the car cranks but will not start, I used a snap-on scanner and the following codes came up:

01 Ignition Cylinder 1
02 Ignition Cylinder 3
03 Ignition Cylinder 5
29 Ignition Cylinder 2
30 Ignition Cylinder 4
31 Ignition Cylinder 6
62 Feedback Ignition Signal
204 Feedback Ignition Signal

If anyone can shed any light on what the best route to take is I'd be extremely grateful.


VTi 09-01-2007 07:51 AM

Sounds like an distributer problem.

PhilipWOT 09-01-2007 08:00 AM

Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..

VTi 09-01-2007 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by PhilipWOT (Post 2615461)
Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..


spark plugs are fine (unless all 6 cylinders are faulty...not likely)

ignition signals come from the distributer to time the ignition sequence.

i would start there, try replacing the distributer.

enriquecere 09-01-2007 08:26 AM

Before, change any part, verify the spark plugs, the ignition wires and the ignition coil. Then the distribuitor.

Pirate_copy 09-01-2007 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by PhilipWOT (Post 2615461)
Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..

Helpful as always!!!


Hey buddy

I would get your camshaft position sensor checked as it maybe on it's way out

PhilipWOT 09-01-2007 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by Pirate_copy (Post 2615488)
Helpful as always!!!

I'll always do my best to help someone out if I know how, and I don't know how to help them rest assused that I will make up some preposterous bullsh!t.

Pirate_copy 09-01-2007 08:35 AM

Well kindly stop it :D

PhilipWOT 09-01-2007 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by Pirate_copy (Post 2615503)
Well kindly stop it :D

Then how would i entertain myself at work?

Pirate_copy 09-01-2007 09:16 AM

lol, no comment

Mark_Liverpool 09-01-2007 10:00 AM

Nice one guys, will use the Vantage tomorrow and check the signal from the cam sensor. The water pump did go at the "same" time but I thought that it couldn't be related but upon further investigation the crank sensor is directly below the water pump so could be cracked and water has got in it maybe? Can't see head gasket going on all six cylinders, plus it doesn't splutter when it turns over, it is just like the immobiliser is on, and before you ask, its not, lol.

bobbobb 09-01-2007 02:06 PM

always when something like this happens try another key first. the keys i have found out and talking to the stealers a lot about this is that the keys can loose the codes very easy so the imoby goes on.

thats where i would start

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