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M43 engine wont start, fuel pump maybe?

It´s a 1995 bmw 318i, what should i do?

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  • bono166 Aug 26, 2008

    hey it fires up, the thing is that it was running ok but the next day didnt start it just cranks and that´s all i replaced the old hoses that goes in the fuel regulator´s pressure the one that is under the intake manifold (looks like a blister) for new ones ok it was running ok like i said didnt start the next day so i looked out for a new issue the spark plugs so that would be the next,(i hope wont be the computer) anyway this week im gonna take the car to the mechanic (the one the knows electrical issues) so, i will let u guys know what´s gonna be my happy ending. thanx anyway, be in touch fellas!



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Does it crank when you try to start it?
Does it even makes the effort to hump a little and the goes off again?
Probably a good tune-up and a new gas pump and fuel filter and you should be good to go.

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