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Old 10-17-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Cool newb with a problem please help

I have a 328i that has been sitting for 10 months I went to start it and the battery was dead so I replaced the battery and now it still will not start all lights and everything works as normall motor will turn over but will not run.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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No not sure what good that would do but I will try anything at this point lol.

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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I will check. But would a fuse stop it from firing

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #6
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Well it could be a number of different fuses. One could've possibly blown during the battery installation. They control everything from the injection system to the fuel pump.

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #7
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Ok thanks I will check as soon as I get off work today. Will post results

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If your car is turning over but not starting I'm 99% positive it's a fuel delivery problem.
Check fuses then let us know what you found.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:04 PM   #9
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Ok so fuses seem to be ok but I have no fuel at shrader valve.

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Old 10-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #10
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If the car has been sitting for 10 months I would think that the fuel is bad...
I would drain the fuel tank and refill it with new fuel, change the fuel filter (it may be clogged up and restrict the fuel from reaching the engine)
If that doesn't work I would probably replace the fuel pump.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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Do you hear the fuel pump prime the system when you turn the key to the on position?
I would get a multimeter and check for power at the fuel pump as well. (The fuel pump power may be grounded...)
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Yes I can hear the fuel pump.

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #13
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Then I would definitely change the fuel filter...
I changed mine last week, it takes 20 minutes and it costs $17 for a bosch filter from pelican parts.
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Turns out it wasn't the fuel pump I heard. So what is the cheapest place to get a pump

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Turns out it wasn't the fuel pump I heard. So what is the cheapest place to get a pump

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I would jump your fuel pump relay to make sure that the fuel pump is the issue.
Pelican sells a fuel pump for the e46 from VDO for $160
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Perhaps it would help to know if the car was parked as a consequence of initial failure?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #17
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No the car was running fine when it was parked. Its my brothers he put it in a storage unit while deployed with the Marine corps

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Must I drop the tank to replace fuel pump or is there an easy way.

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Must I drop the tank to replace fuel pump or is there an easy way.

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No - access is from the top - under the back seat. Visit the DIY forum and search - there should be a thread on replacing the fuel pump.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #20
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Replaced the fuel pump and she started right up. Thanks for the help.

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