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E30 318i M40 not starting
09-11-2018, 12:38 PM
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E30 318i M40 not starting
Hi Bmw Family,

Hope you all still good. i have added another member to the bmw family.
It was running smooth but now it does not want to start.
theres a pipe that is hanging loose and i have no idea where it should go.
Please assist if you can. Please see below pics that i have marked


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09-11-2018, 12:55 PM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2018 12:56 PM by Jeremy.d.)
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
I think the second one is just a breather pipe iirc.

Edit: On second thoughts I think I may be wrong. I'll have a look at mine and see
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09-11-2018, 12:59 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Breather pipe yes. Does the car sound like it needs juice or lacking power to start?

Check fuel and battery first then spark wires, then we’ll take it from there

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09-11-2018, 01:11 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
(09-11-2018 12:59 PM)Slant Wrote:  Breather pipe yes. Does the car sound like it needs juice or lacking power to start?

Check fuel and battery first then spark wires, then we’ll take it from there


Thanks for the replies.

Does the car sound like it needs juice or lacking power to start? Yes it does sound like it.

at first when i started the car the revs just went up and i had to switch of the car. now it just tries to start without taking. fuel is good and the plugs also look good. will replace them and see if theres a difference.

Just to be clear, the loose pipe does not go in anywhere ?
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09-11-2018, 01:17 PM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2018 01:18 PM by Slant.)
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Hi, the breather pipe goes nowhere. If it’s the spark plugs the car will still start but misfire, check the spark wires and coil then timing...airflow meter.

Another common issue is the timing sensor, crank sensor

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09-11-2018, 01:56 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Thanks Slant, that will be my next checks.
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09-11-2018, 02:21 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
It could be the Idle control Valve as well. I had similar issues with my one as well. Got another one and it started up on the turn.

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12-11-2018, 03:09 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Hi Team,

When i got home friday i tried starting the car again and it started straight away. I cleaned the ICV the Thursday so not sure if it did the trick.

Thanks for all the info.
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12-11-2018, 05:27 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Kewl, keep us updated

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14-11-2018, 12:47 PM (This post was last modified: 14-11-2018 12:47 PM by klou.)
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
Hi team,

The starting has been fixed but now its another problem again.
dunno anymore

Now the car is struggling to go into reverse, 1st and third gear.
it keeps on popping out. after several force attempts it will go into gear.
it cant be the slave or master cylinder coz the clutch pedal is still hard.
So it could be that i need a new clutch kit.

Thanks in advance
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14-11-2018, 02:48 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
(14-11-2018 12:47 PM)klou Wrote:  Hi team,

The starting has been fixed but now its another problem again.
dunno anymore

Now the car is struggling to go into reverse, 1st and third gear.
it keeps on popping out. after several force attempts it will go into gear.
it cant be the slave or master cylinder coz the clutch pedal is still hard.
So it could be that i need a new clutch kit.

Thanks in advance

Howzit,

Does it go into all the other gear with no issues? If so then it could be the bearing for Reverse and 1st Gear or the Linkages. Have a mechanic check it our for you.

Sharp.

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14-11-2018, 06:09 PM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
What was the fix on the original issue?

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15-11-2018, 09:04 AM
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RE: E30 318i M40 not starting
(14-11-2018 06:09 PM)Slant Wrote:  What was the fix on the original issue?

Hi Team,

When i got home friday i tried starting the car again and it started straight away. I cleaned the ICV the Thursday so not sure if it did the trick.

Thanks for all the info.
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