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Old 07-26-2010, 06:16 PM
Reymaple Reymaple is offline
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01 740 - Motor replaced but will not start

my name is ray i just replace my motor on my 01 740il i brought the motor from the junk yard with 80K the car does not start. They told me it is because i changed the flywheel which is the original flywheel from the old motor. Is this true? It has light spark on it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:54 PM
tommyb2b tommyb2b is offline
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Does it crank? Maybe your car needs to be recoded.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:49 PM
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What year is the motor? And what iz the car doing
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:31 AM
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I wouldn't think that a flywheel could cause light spark. You could try proving them wrong by going to the dealer, or any place that stocks BMW parts and checking to see if the flywheels are the same between the different years of the E38. I'm pretty sure they are.
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