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  1. 325i e36 engine change help needed 
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    ok as per my previous posts ive been swaping over my 325i lump to a new one. engine is back in the car and seems to be all wired up the same way it came off,

    But i still have a few issues as to where some pipes go and not sure if the starter is wired up correct.

    on the started i gave 2 small black wires 1 large black wire and large red 1. the 2 small wires are bolted to the starter to the 2 small bolts and i have the large black and large red bolted to the big bolt is this correct.

    and petrol lines, i have the petrol pump i assume thats wat it is one pipe goes in the bottom of the pump (well thats what i think its called) and a pipe comes out the top i assume this goes to the silver petrol pipe that heads to the injectors towards the front of the car, then there is another pertrol pipe which i assume is the over flow which connects to the black steel petrol line coming from the injectors towards the back of the engine. correct?

    could realy do with some help
     
     

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    sorry to nag guys but could realy do with some advice before tomorow. just want to get it started, need a car for saturday
     
     

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    Sorry cannot help with the fuel but there are 2 pipes coming from the rear of the car. One is fuel in and one is return. These connect to the pipes hanging down from the inlet manifold (just above the starter). If i remeber right the right hand one is fuel in and the left is fuel out.


    starter sounds correct.
     
     

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    thanks mate
     
     

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    hi
    the starter motor wiring sounds wrong to me, large red and black together is wrong as you are putting the + & - together, are you sure that the earth ( black) was on the starter in the first place? how many terminals on the starter?
     
     

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    Looking at the diagram

    you should have 2 reds together

    1 x black and green
    1 x black and yellow

    Sorry ralph misread the post. I was try to remeber the fuel pipes!!
     
     

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    3 terminals 2 small and 1 large, ive seen a pic on google and it was wired with the red and black large together, but my dad told me on the phone thats wrong as the black large should be connect to the bolt that holds the starter to the engine
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB328i View Post
    hi
    the starter motor wiring sounds wrong to me, large red and black together is wrong as you are putting the + & - together, are you sure that the earth ( black) was on the starter in the first place? how many terminals on the starter?
    The 2 small wires cannot really go on the wrong way as they are slightly different in size. The main feed is red and there should be another wire which feeds the main post on the alternator which you would expect to be red but may be black. It should be easy to see if it is the right wire.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by surestart View Post
    The 2 small wires cannot really go on the wrong way as they are slightly different in size. The main feed is red and there should be another wire which feeds the main post on the alternator which you would expect to be red but may be black. It should be easy to see if it is the right wire.
    well the 2 small black and large black are wrapped together, and then the red one is coming from the box thats full of wires (loom i think) red and black large are the same just different colour
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyirish View Post
    well the 2 small black and large black are wrapped together, and then the red one is coming from the box thats full of wires (loom i think) red and black large are the same just different colour
    Black should be neutral or earth wire, red is positive and goes to the big bolt ON the starter motor. Black should be used to earth the gearbox and starter motor.... You can check this with a multimeter, but don't get it wrong or you will knacker the battery and possibly something else too
     
     

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