Question about 1996 BMW 318
I have not been able to start my K1. I replaced the plugs, they are getting spark. Cleaned the ground connections and just cleaned the ignition that is fitted to outside of the battery back. The fuel pump is working, but all I?m getting is some back-fire. Any recommendations on where I should look and what must be tested? What are some of the common problems with starting a K1?
Most common problem is check the distributor cap and wires, do you have spark,get back to me and i'll try to help
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Check the plugs for deposits and wear. If they are not going to be replaced, clean the plugs thoroughly. Remember that any kind of deposit will decrease the efficiency of the plug. Plugs can be cleaned on a spark plug cleaning machine, which can sometimes be found in service stations, or you can do an acceptable job of cleaning with a stiff brush. If the plugs are cleaned, the electrodes must be filed flat. Use an ignition points file, not an emery board or the like, which will leave deposits. The electrodes must be filed perfectly flat with sharp edges; rounded edges reduce the spark plug voltage by as much as 50%.
Check spark plug gap before installation. The ground electrode (the L-shaped one connected to the body of the plug) must be parallel to the center electrode and the specified size wire gauge (please refer to the Specifications chart under the hood for details) must pass between the electrodes with a slight drag.
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