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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:38 PM
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takes me 20 minutes to fill my gas tank

hey bimmerfest forums!

i just purchased a 1991 318is and there are a couple issues with the car that need to be adressed, but the most annoying is at the pump. when pumping, it wont let me put more than 1/8 of a gallon in before stopping (i live in cali and the pumps there suck!). talked to my friend that is an e30 freak and he told me theres a vent tube or a breather hose that must be clogged or missing, so i went to investigate. today after work, me and my co-worker stayed late and tried to find it, but we had no sucess. i did a lil research at work earlier and thought i knew what i was looking for, but i was wrong.

i would really appreciate any help with this problem, its driving me nuts.

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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yep the breather tube/valve is clogged. i would help you if i could, but i never messed with that.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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I have the same problem. All i did was put it in side ways and it stopped the problem.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:15 PM
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yah, i tried putting the nozzle in different ways and that didnt help. all i really need is a diagram of the tank hose layout and i could find it, but i couldnt find it on the internet either... i guess i just suck at finding things in general 0_0. i think i may jack the car up again on my weekend and take another look.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:33 AM
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yah, i tried putting the nozzle in different ways and that didnt help. all i really need is a diagram of the tank hose layout and i could find it, but i couldnt find it on the internet either... i guess i just suck at finding things in general 0_0. i think i may jack the car up again on my weekend and take another look.
check out the diagrams here..
http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do?kin...one=USA&arch=1
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:35 AM
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jack the back of the car and take off the back right wheel, and then the inner gaurd liner and you will see it
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:48 PM
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ok will do!
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