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Car was running one day the next day didnt start anyone no what is wrong with my e36 320i please

Ive checked my coil packs cleaned the spark plugs left it all out in the warm to dry in the house put it back together the following day and once again the car still didnt start anyone who can help me i would really be appreciate

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Well with a replacement of the ignition coils, it makes sense that since this started happening after the replacement that the new coils are bad or have a bad connection. Have the dealer who put them on, check them for you as I am assuming that you did not have this problem with the old coil

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: bmw 1.6 8v with 1995 e36

e36 have a earth lead on the engin mount on the exhaust side , make sure its on and clean . if you dont have a good grond conection the car will run **** and the coil will over heat

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: running problem plugs and leads

the longest lead goes 2 the furthest cylinder, as they get shorter move back towards the distributor!!! all the leads are different lenghts! check the plug lead on the coil at the shock mount as it gives problems!!

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Car starts then immediately idles down and shuts off

i have had the same problem at times. my car would start and then shut off. but i found that i needed oil and check my oil and it was a quater low put in some oil and everything went fine i notices that everytime the oil is low the same thing happens also depending on the position of the car being park meaning that if you are in a down hill position or up hill position i will do the same. so you have to accelarate for 1 minute to have the oil go up. i hope this works

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SOURCE: Hi I have 2000 BMW 320i. Lumpy idle when cold and oil light for

Your oil is a little low, and the timing may be off a bit but if it smooths out after warm it is probably ljust
low oil.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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