bmw 325i try to start keeps flooding out?


Asked by Dec 22, 2011 at 07:23 PM about the 1989 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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your question is not clear


What condition is your E30? Mileage? How many of the original hoses, including vacuum lines have you replaced? A bad vacuum line, and there are several, would be where I would start.


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As an experienced BMW E30 owner, I'd take a wild guess and say that your ICV or idle control valve need some cleaning with carb cleaner or replacement. It's metal cylinder with a plastic end with a wire harness plugged into it. Also two short rubber hoses and a L shaped fitting. Also take some MAF sensor spray cleaner to your AFM (air flow meter). It's the control box between your air filter and throttle body.

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L☺L Well thanks for the follow up... ???

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thanks guys will try that and post outcome!

try replaceing the throttle position sensor.hay some people really show their butts dont they.LOL

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ya but it was helpfull!


i changed the temp censor,crank censor,fule presure regulator,all thats left is tps! after that i dont know at this point im thinking dynamite!!!!


oh ya just changed head at 232km!


Also check the ignition coil. They are common to fail when getting old.


brought car back to repair shop they said i have a fule delivery problem!the car only floods in the morning when i first start it after that runs fine but has a slight miss!


So filter, pump, regulator, or injectors? I still think it's either the ICV or TPS.

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