1996 E36 325tds - Pre engine transplant diagnisotic advice wanted

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  1. 1996 E36 325tds - Pre engine transplant diagnisotic advice wanted 
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    I am fitting my TDS 2.5 into a classic car. So all except the engine wiring is disconnected- engine starts runs and appears all OK, but I would like to learn plug in diagnostic having never needed to before. I guess when I work out which tool to buy, and how to read it, I will discover a long list of faults having disconnected ABS, airbags, various body sensors etc, however all engine wiring is complete/ untouched, starts on the button, revs freely, ticks over for long periods fine so hopefully all is well......would like to do a diagnostic to check and then transplant into its new home in case I have inadvertantly removed anything that I should have kept ! (I have kept all standard BMW under bonnet plugs, ecu, loom, and the ews and key are taped together so I can start the engine with a screwdriver prior to grafting the ignition switch onto the classic car ignition switch)

    Sooo- for an electrical clutz which simple plug in tool is best for a learner ?
     
     

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    simpler question - having read dailydoggy (?) guide, I believe I have a pre OBD2 diagnostic port under the bonnet, nothing near the drivers knee, 1996 simple / old. What is the name of a simple plug in fault code reader that I can use to read off fault codes and then look them up on the internet ? I guess I will also need to 20 pin adapter to fault code reader cable. Has any other forum member bought something simple to use on their 1996 e36 bmw tds ? If so can you suggest a make that I can find on ebay ?

    The diagnostic plug under bonnet is the 20 pin type, but only pin sockets 1,7,12,14,15,16,19 and 20 have connections. all other sockets are empty.
    Last edited by neilmathews; 13-08-2011 at 10:58.
     
     

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    You're after a Peake tool

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