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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 09-01-2007, 07:47 AM
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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.

Mark
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:51 AM
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Sounds like an distributer problem.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:00 AM
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Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:03 AM
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Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..
lol

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.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:26 AM
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Before, change any part, verify the spark plugs, the ignition wires and the ignition coil. Then the distribuitor.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:28 AM
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Call it a hunch, but I bet your problem has something to do with ignition..
Helpful as always!!!

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I would get your camshaft position sensor checked as it maybe on it's way out
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:34 AM
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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.
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Well kindly stop it
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Well kindly stop it
Then how would i entertain myself at work?
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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.
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:06 PM
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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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