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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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93 - 318i will not start

Help. Car would not start. Checked plugs and found water in cylinder 1 and 2, some oil in 3 and Corrosion in the boot on cylinder 4. All 4 plugs were fouled. I sucked up water from 1 and 2, cleaned oil out of 3 and generally cleaned all 4 cylinders. Replaced all 4 plugs with New ones. Car started right up and ran like a champ all day. The next day. I remember, that I had not put anti-seize compound on the plug's threads. So, I pulled all 4 plugs, Wiped then off. Put Anti-seize compound on the threads and re installed them. Now car will not start. (no water or oil in well when pulled 2nd time)

Also notice something. When I reconnect the battery, the Hazard are flashing. Never did that before. OBD1 code is 1444. Which means no faults...reset.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:17 PM
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wait so your car had oil and water in the cyl and you just rocked it?

what kind of non start we talking here, cranks and cranks with no fire or doesnt crank?

Car needs 3 things to start, Fuel, spark, and compression.

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:18 AM
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Check the computer. Had the same issue. Mine would crank but it would start up. Water got into computer and fried it
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