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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 04-29-2013, 02:28 PM
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Options other cleaning fuel injectors?

I have a 1987 325 with 90k on it. I have kept it garaged for the last 13 years.

Up until about a 10 months ago I would drive or run it once every 4-6 weeks. This seemed to keep the injectors fairly well cleaned out.

Now, it will not start. The injectors seem to be pretty well gummed up.
About a year ago I cleaned out the injectors on a BMW K75 I was preparing for sale and this went very well.

Do I have options other than pulling the injectors out and cleaning them?
(They are not nearly as accessible in my 325 as they were on my K75.)

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:29 PM
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with it not running, no. but i would do more tests before you deem the injectors clogged. like fuel pressure, getting spark, tbelt in good shape, injectors getting signal ect....
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:13 AM
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Post Fuel prep for storage

I cannot comment on S gasoline, but after standing for 10 months the gasoline in small cavities (injectors, fuekl filters etc.) does gum & pull water.
The fuel manufacturers know this and put in additives to bind the water, as well as de-gum to a certain extent.
When I lived in colder climates, we used to garage our race vehicle for months and part of the prep was to throw a 1/2L bottle of normal (non synthetic) outboard 2-stroke oil into the tank before filling it up and storing said vehicle. Running some of the mixture through the motor before final shut-down.
There are more storage precautions, but this is not the time or place
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:40 AM
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All these storage prep stories, and then you hear of one like my '85 635CSi. It sat in a field for YEARS without being prepped at all. They just parked it. I loaded it on the trailer, carried it home, put a fresh battery and 5 gallons of 93 octane in it, and it fired right up.

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All these storage prep stories, and then you hear of one like my '85 635CSi. It sat in a field for YEARS without being prepped at all. They just parked it. I loaded it on the trailer, carried it home, put a fresh battery and 5 gallons of 93 octane in it, and it fired right up.

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christ how do you live with those bumpers!!!!!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:14 PM
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You just do. Try finding Euro bumpers in the US for less than a King's ransom. I only paid $600 for it. I'm not going to spend four times that to replace perfectly good, if ugly, bumpers.
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