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    Hello

    this thread relates to my other one in engine conversions.

    the engine going in my mates 318is was from a 325i on a 1995. the car it was removed from was complete but the car never ran, the engine just turned over all the time and never fired up.

    I believe the ecu has a fault. i think that maybe it is locked, how can i remove the lock ( i have been told it can be done for £200 is this right?). It might have been the ews box instead but im not sure.

    The ecu would not except a diagnostics scanner and kept kicking it out.

    Could it be another non ecu problem and might it nor run in the other car (318is)? or will getting rid of the ews box remove this problem?

    thanks
     

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    That's a tricky one, you really want to have the engine running before taking it out of a car and installing into another, the problem may be many on the 325i, it could be flooded DME, DME relay, EWS problem, crankshaft sensor problem etc.

    you will be leaving yourself with big problems as when you install the engine you will not know if it's something you haven't done right or it's still got the original problem
     

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    Have you modified the EWS system as advised in your other thread?

    Please try not to create threads for the same issues. We can discuss all the routes in your other thread
     

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