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1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014

Is the battery ignition light coming on when you turn the key on. Wiring for an alternator is quite simple, the 60amp cable (thick wire) is a direct feed to the battery. The thin wire (normally blue) connected to the 'ing' terminal gets a live feed via the battery ignition light. if the bulb has blown or this wire is not connected, the alternator will not charge. If you can, use a 12v 5watt test light connected to the battery, start the engine and touch the 'ing' terminal. this should prove and energies the alternator to start charging.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Jan 21, 2014

Vapor lock is when an engine with a carburetor gets so hot the liquid gasoline in the fuel line vaporizes.
Cars with fuel injection use pressurized fuel lines and are almost impossible to vapor lock.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Aug 12, 2013

The first thing you need to do is run and electronic engine control fault code test. To learn how to do that go here.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Nov 03, 2012

There is a latch under the dash along the left side wall. Just pull it up and it will release the hood. Then go outside and push the entire hood forward and then up.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Aug 21, 2012

could be a problem in the wiper motor it may have a short

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011

I would have it towed to a trusted shop in your area. What can be done is have the line cut and brass fittings can be installed to repair this line. It does take special tools and someone skilled at doing this or it will continue to leak and cause a potential safety hazard. This really shouldn't cost any more than $100 and I think that is high. Let me know if you need anything else.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on May 31, 2011

What you are looking for is considered a "91 BCI Group" battery. Assure when shopping that you get that size specification as well as a minimum of 700 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) to meet OE specification.
Hope this helps.

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010

clean up your fuel system and air filter

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

you may have a bad igniton switch, or connector

1985 BMW 3... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

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