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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 02-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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Ecu question?

Can I use my 1992 BMW 325 I ECU for my 1994 BMW 325i

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:28 PM
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No. '92 is non-Vanos. '94 is Vanos. Won't work.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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No because the 92 doesn't have Vanos, your 94 does.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:05 PM
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Okay second question, 94 replaced fuel pump and filter. Got juice to the pump pump works but no fuel to rail?
what the hell is going on? Lol
That was the last resort was ECU? Plz help

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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ECU won't keep fuel from the rail if the pump is getting power and working. TEST the pressure at the pump while by-passing the wiring and putting 12v direct to the pump. If you have pressure there, move to past the filter...in your case it's going to be at the fuel rail, since the filter is just behind the engine on the firewall. Incidentally, the pump will only run for a few seconds when you turn on the key. The ECU will then send power to the pump once it "sees" the engine turning. If your crank position sensor is bad, the ECU cannot tell the engine is spinning and will never turn on the pump after the initial pressurizing shot.
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Great now no spark. What the hell. First, no fuel now no spark. What the hell guys i did everything for fuel line. The only thing left now is the ECU or CPS which personally i think its the ECU. Guess ill find out.

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Let me say it again: CPS! It is extremely rare for an ECU to go bad, but CPS failures are common (and a dang sight cheaper than an ECU).
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Ok well i understand that bud but y would i have spark one day and not the next? I did take your reply in consideration and also on my scamatic i seen how that worked. Is there a common ground wire or any sort of problem like that? And is the CPS located in the back of the motor were the bell housing connect to the motor.?
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The car was running a little ruff then all of a sudden it died on me. Was not getting fuel but had spark. Replaced pump and etc. Now not having spark, had exhaust fixed due to O2 sensor and hole in muffler. And upon a stomp test had MAF code on stomp test and threw 1221 which was o2 sensor so i dont know got me stumped. Also my scanner wont read the car back.

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Ok well i understand that bud 1. but y would i have spark one day and not the next? I did take your reply in consideration and also on my scamatic i seen how that worked. Is there a common ground wire or any sort of problem like that? And 2. is the CPS located in the back of the motor were the bell housing connect to the motor.?
Scenario,
The car was running a little ruff then all of a sudden it died on me. Was not getting fuel but had spark. Replaced pump and etc. Now not having spark, had exhaust fixed due to O2 sensor and hole in muffler. And upon a stomp test had MAF code on stomp test and threw 1221 which was o2 sensor so i dont know got me stumped. Also my scanner wont read the car back.

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1. Because your CPS is ****ed.
2. No. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1662934
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What now? Replaced everything now started ran rough shut off

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What codes did it have stored?
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:56 PM
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Cant get my hands on no good scanner but a snap on and it dont tell me what key to insert. Only stomp test reveals MAF

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Need help once again. Last time it wouldn't start (and run due to the big VAC line under throttle body on intake.)
Any how she is doing same thing after both CPS's replaced? She ran good for awhile than stopped. And wont start. She has gotten me to go bizzerk? Help please. Someone told me check all grounds which am going to try tomorrow but any other suggestions? I don't want to sell her but after she run this time i think i got to let her go. P.O just screwed with her to much. And plus i found another one i want. Coil overs etc. For a good price. And this guy seems to have done it right. But i don't know just really need my girl to run and stay running! Please help!

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Btw have spark and no fuel.... is it possible that i got a new CPS and its bad that quick?

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