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    well boys hows the form
    right anyway im putting back together the car as i got a show sunday and most of the stuff is back in so i figured i'd turn the key and all there is from the ecu i think is a brief discrete click nothing else not even a kick from the engine
    anyone got any ideas ????
    i removed my abs pump and ecu but i dont think that could be the cause as i ran her with no fuses in the abs and she ran fine

    also i know this isnt in the right section this question but which fuel line is which on the engine please lads i need your help before i hit something
     
     

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    Get a jump start pack on it first off, that's the usual cause, even if the lights and radio all work fine.

    What year is the car? You might find you'll have a shiny new rev limiter at about 4-5k from removing the ABS.
    To check the fuel lines, remember the fuel pressure regulator will always be at the far end of the rail, so if you pull off the hose and switch the ignition on, it should pump out some fuel.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Get a jump start pack on it first off, that's the usual cause, even if the lights and radio all work fine.

    What year is the car? You might find you'll have a shiny new rev limiter at about 4-5k from removing the ABS.
    To check the fuel lines, remember the fuel pressure regulator will always be at the far end of the rail, so if you pull off the hose and switch the ignition on, it should pump out some fuel.
    so standing at side of the block with the fuel lines the return is on the left near the front of the block ?
    shes a 1994 m42 engine and when the fuses were removed she'd go straight to the rev limiter at about 7k
    should they be a click from the back like off the pump ?
     
     

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    They'd often rev to the limiter standing, but driving would limit. Luckily you have an M42 which doesn't do that, only the M44 does.

    I can't tell you which side of the rail, but look for the round clip in fuel pressure regulator, it should have a small vacuum line to it too.
    That will be on one end of the rail, and whatever end it is on, is the exit/return.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    They'd often rev to the limiter standing, but driving would limit. Luckily you have an M42 which doesn't do that, only the M44 does.

    I can't tell you which side of the rail, but look for the round clip in fuel pressure regulator, it should have a small vacuum line to it too.
    That will be on one end of the rail, and whatever end it is on, is the exit/return.
    mine would bounce off the limiter all day long , so abs wouldn't stop it from starting ?
     
     

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    Nope, that shouldn't be the problem here, and you'll be pre EWS so no BMW immobiliser either.
    Get a jump on it, and get the engine spinning first.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Nope, that shouldn't be the problem here, and you'll be pre EWS so no BMW immobiliser either.
    Get a jump on it, and get the engine spinning first.
    thanks man would a knock on the starter help ?
    and coming out from under the inlet theres 3 wires together the plug for the afm one for the idler valve and then a third one thats not connected to anything ?
     
     

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    I couldn't say without leaning over an engine, but it might be the TPS/throttle sensor as that would be around that area with three wires.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    I couldn't say without leaning over an engine, but it might be the TPS/throttle sensor as that would be around that area with three wires.
    thanks anyway i'll give it a go in the morning and see if i can get a kick she has a straight through exhaust on it and after two years of lying idle i miss the roar out of it
     
     

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