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I can't start my 1990 BMW K1

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?

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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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Also, check the resistance with a multi-meter to establish that all leads read about the same. Specific values are not that important as long as they are all similar.

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-identify-number-one-spark-plug.html

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How does the spark plug wire go on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-does-spark-plug-wires-go-on.html

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Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

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To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This For spark plug problem, click the help links provided below: ---
Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

------------
How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

-------------
Car cranks, has spark but will not start?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

----------
How to gap spark plug ? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-gap-spark-plug-on-chevy-impala.html

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Spark plug Replacing for?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

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How to identify number one spark plug on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-identify-number-one-spark-plug.html

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How does the spark plug wire go on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-does-spark-plug-wires-go-on.html

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Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.
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To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.
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To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.
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