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Old 06-04-2006, 08:19 PM
ATB325is ATB325is is offline
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NOOB here

Howdy folks, my name is kenny. i just aquired a e30 325is. the car belonged to my best friend that perished in a motorcycle accident last week.
i am a complete noob to these cars. i am trying to finish the car the way he was trying. it currently does not run though. it is getting no spark. i did the basic tune up with all bosch parts, but there is no fire. the crank position sensor seems a little cut up from the waterpump pulley, but i was wondering if anything else might need to be checked as well.
i have a haynes manual, but it's pretty much usless. are there any other repair manuals that are affordable out there, or any suggestions on what it might be?

replaced so far:
bosch plugs, cap, rotor, tested coil, checked all fuses, and cleaned a few filthy electrical plugs.
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:38 PM
markseven markseven is offline
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Hi Kenny, very sorry about your loss. My condolences.

As for the bimmer, check out the E30 forum - these guys can help

I Timothy 2:1-2
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:27 PM
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Hi Kenny,

I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you enjoy your new bimmer. Common causes for not getting spark:
  • 12 volt not getting to + lead of ignition coil
  • 6 volt not getting to - lead of ignition coil
  • Faulty ignition switch
  • Timing belt
Just a few things to check.
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