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E30 M3 (1986-1991) {Euro 86-892.3L: 200hp @ 6750} {1990 2.3L Evo2/Cecotto/Ravaglia: 220/215/215hp @ 6750}
{1991 2.5L Sport Evo: 238 @ 7000} {US -- 88-91 2.3L: 196hp @ 6750, 170tq @ 4750}
Total produced: 5,280 US, ~13,300 Europe/world


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Old Sat, Sep-24-2016, 04:22:28 PM   #1
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Smile E30 M3 not starting

Just for information, my M3 (which has stood for longer than I can remember) would not start, I drained all the old fuel off and put fresh in tank, but still no start. Would fire on easy start but not run.
Found pump in tank u/s so replaced both pumps to eliminate them, still no start.
Read on one forum about injectors sticking, remedy was to have engine turning over and tapping body of injectors, was bit apprehensive but gave it a whirl, hey presto as I tapped them each cylinder chimed in and now starting on the button.
I was thinking all doom and gloom scenarios about ecu etc (had replaced all relevant relays as well) but was simple fix but took about 6 weeks to eventually get it running!!
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Discussing E30 M3 not starting in the E30 M3 (1986-1991) Forum - {Euro 86-892.3L: 200hp @ 6750} {1990 2.3L Evo2/Cecotto/Ravaglia: 220/215/215hp @ 6750}
{1991 2.5L Sport Evo: 238 @ 7000} {US -- 88-91 2.3L: 196hp @ 6750, 170tq @ 4750}
Total produced: 5,280 US, ~13,300 Europe/world at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)