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E36 compact 316i, not firing, but cranking

Iv jus had my engine on my e36i compact replaced with a lower milage engine, but for some reason the ECU wil not let the engine fire up, its cranking but there is no spark! wot is goin on?

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Replace the ecu with the low milage one

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