Here's the situation...
I've got a '90 E30 which previously was starting and running just fine - until I parked it for a couple months due to a title problem (also grrrr).
Car now refuses to start. Cranks enthusiastically - just no sign of starting. Suspect a no-fuel situation - after much cranking no gas smell at all.
Have another (properly operating) E30 and have swapped out the following parts with no success:
- idle control valve
- main relay, fuel pump relay and the third relay in the group that controls I don't know what
- fuses 10,11 and 21 (associated with 'fuel') are good so far as I can tell
Have pounded vigorously on fuel pump while cranking - no luck.
Quickly checked fuel filter and there is flow through it. Didn't investigate this thoroughly though.
Spark from coil is strong. Didn't check spark at plugs.
Anybody got some suggestions? I strongly suspect that the fuel pump's either no good or not getting power.
FYI, my mechanical aptitude is only about C+.