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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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1996/7 328is Ecu dme

New here needing answers I did a head gasket on my 1996 328is and I couldn't figure out the timing then the plugs for everything under the intake and I believe I fried my dme and ecu what models would be the same to find the right part or maybe I didn't fry them and I just messed up somewhere
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What issues are you having besides messing up the assembly. I would go back and make sure the engine and wiring is put on correctly.

Is you messed up something like timing I believe there are bad news for you. My brother did on his VR6 and head had to come off for two bent valves.
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I don't think I messed up the timing but it is possible I've checked everything for vacuum and all the plugs and everything is plugged in but I had a few plugs in the wrong place and once I did that it ran worse
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Are you positive your plug wires are in correct order?
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Yes but I do have a damaged coil extension
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With normal plug wires we could remove and see if problem worsened. Not sure that will work at all with these cars, let alone to determine your issue.

Regardless, it makes sense to replace what you know to be a problem and see what happens.
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