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    Just spent most of yesterday and today tracing and testing the wiring loom .Cant find anything wrong.Power is getting where it should and all wires test ok to the ecu from the cam and crank sensor and injectors.i even had the fuse box apart to see if there was anything dodgy but all ok.If i take the crank sensor out and turn ignition on and rub the sensor end over a metal part on the engine i get occasionally a pulse from the fuel pump and the injectors click but not every time only about one time in 5-6 goes also if i crank the engine with the crank sensor out it still tries to fire the same as it does when its back in its hole.I took all the plugs out and cranked the engine and the spark just seems to happen whenever it feels like it sometimes constantly on a couple of cylinders ???? weird !!! almost give up now and thinking about putting on ebay as non runner
     
     

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    ive obviously got you all stumped !!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostist View Post
    Bypass the ECU?

    or EWSII?

    if its the EWS, then yes, it is possible but I would only share this info with a trusted member not a new one. Sorry.
    Gildersol, I think the chip on EWSII equipped cars is soldered and sealed in place....

    Its EWS1 OBD1 E36 chips that are easily swappable iirc.

    I would suggest getting the ECU aligned by your nearest BMW main dealer to the old ECU. Then you get to keep EWS and start your car!
    WOW , i know im the new guy around here but is that the type of thing that goes on in here , keeping info for priveleged people , i was and am a member of many forums and we all started somewhere , and even you guys who think you know it all at some point actually knew F**K all , even about BM`s . The internet is a world of free advice , providing we all share it that is .
    Sorry if it seems like im upsetting the apple cart , but i get stressed at shit like that .
     
     

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    Yes i admit i was a bit peed off about being kept in the dark but i can understand..I could have been trying to steal the car..As it happens i wasnt and it ended up costing me a fair bit in parts but .... i think i have just found the problem..I took out the crank sensor and looked into the hole in the engine block while turning the engine by hand and lo and behold half of the pick up ring is missing that goes round the crank..I am going to see if i can fit the sensor to the front pulley as this appears to have a similar ring attatched to it.Has anyone done this before ???
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomper View Post
    WOW , i know im the new guy around here but is that the type of thing that goes on in here , keeping info for priveleged people , i was and am a member of many forums and we all started somewhere , and even you guys who think you know it all at some point actually knew F**K all , even about BM`s . The internet is a world of free advice , providing we all share it that is .
    Sorry if it seems like im upsetting the apple cart , but i get stressed at shit like that .
    I understand where you are coming from but if you think that the enthusiasts on this forum are going to freely post how to steal our pride and joy then you are most definitely on the wrong forum

    We post any other information to new members except for this. ( There is also a limit of posts that is required before you can post an item wanted of For Sale too)

    There are forums where you may get assistance on this particular subject willy nilly but this is not one of them I'm afraid so perhaps you may wish to browse your other forums for the information you require?

    PS For your information I don't think you will ever come across a post that would indicate that any member on this forum believes he knows it all

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    I came in here to post about the "impulse" ring on the crank but you've found it

    I spoke to Stanfields for you and told them what you had tried, they said impulse ring

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...63&hg=11&fg=20
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomper View Post
    WOW , i know im the new guy around here but is that the type of thing that goes on in here , keeping info for priveleged people , i was and am a member of many forums and we all started somewhere , and even you guys who think you know it all at some point actually knew F**K all , even about BM`s .
    e36coupe won't post that info up either, nor will they tell you how to open the bonnet up if the cable has broke, they "may" tell you by PM if they trust your story or know you as a member but otherwise they won't. BMWland are the same



    Yes you can get it off the Internet, you can find pretty much anything if you look hard enough but we won't be giving it out to anyone I'm afraid.

    If we had told him how to get past it the car still wouldn't be running anyway You don't just go cutting wires to "see if it will work", that is the problem with DIY mechanics, and then I have to fix their f**k ups at work
     
     

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    Ok i get you , i never imagined the info to be used in that way . My apologies .
    Im into older cars like Capris and such where things like that arent really an issue .
    Also for reference , i wasnt looking for that info , i just picked the 1st thread i saw with e36 in the title and popped in .

    PS at least you stood up and took notice of the new guy .
    PS This is for anyone i upset . X
    A20 RYM . Love the car mate , i have been inspired to maybe take my new hobby to the next level and spray my car white after seeing that .
    Dont tell anyone , right , but my M3 . Its not really an M3 . Its a 318 iS Coupe . All the kit and interior are genuine but not the engine or clocks . Ill put some pics up in the members forum . If you fancy a swap , No problem .
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomper View Post
    Ok i get you , i never imagined the info to be used in that way . My apologies .
    Im into older cars like Capris and such where things like that arent really an issue .
    Also for reference , i wasnt looking for that info , i just picked the 1st thread i saw with e36 in the title and popped in .

    PS at least you stood up and took notice of the new guy .
    PS This is for anyone i upset . X
    A20 RYM . Love the car mate , i have been inspired to maybe take my new hobby to the next level and spray my car white after seeing that .
    Dont tell anyone , right , but my M3 . Its not really an M3 . Its a 318 iS Coupe . All the kit and interior are genuine but not the engine or clocks . Ill put some pics up in the members forum . If you fancy a swap , No problem .
    You will be surprised at how many people would love to know it

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    I know my Brooklands from my Turbo Technics
     
     

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    right then... made a braket up to make the crank sensor run off the front pulley.Lined it all up lovely ,fitted it turned the key and low and behold... it started up,runs like a dream.So thats where the sensor is staying now...JOB DONE !!! at last.Thanks for all your suggestions and help lads.
     
     

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