Hey everybody this is a sweet little forum you got here. hopefully some of you may be able to enlighten me with your wisdom and experience with these wonderful driving machines.
I picked up a 93 318i with 132 xxx on it for 500$, but it does not run. I have tried to pick it apart a little bit so here's what I got:
The car turns over and fires just fine, but nothing catches and keeps burning.
I have fuel pressure and voltage off of the pump.
I have fuel getting to the rail as well
I have spark, a plug on a ground made it happen, but with a timing light it looked a little intermittent to me.
plugs are clean
Noid light on injectors produced flashes that also looked kind of intermittent perhaps
I checked out the DME and it showed no visible signs of water damage, but I bought a different used one anyway- no change
No fault codes due to power failure
the check engine light is on with ignition, shuts off once you start cranking (thats normal right?)
oil smelt like gas
Tried spraying fuel into throttle body while cranking, and we got fire from that... believe me!
The guy i bought it from said it progressively ran worse and worse until.. yeah
thats all I can think of right now. Sorry about the long first post. What else is next to check out with this thing?
Hope you can help, thanks guys