bmw e36 1992 318is not starting after I changed gas and filter. spark plug are firing and starter is turning. I need help!!!

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Asked by Nov 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM about the 1992 BMW 3 Series 318is

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

bmw e36 1992 318is not starting after I changed gas and filter. spark plug are firing and
starter is turning. I need help!!!

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24,925

Did you check to see if you installed the fuel filter the correct way, its only designed to flow in one direction. Also double check your plug wires if they are in the wrong order the car will not start. The only other thing I can think of is the fuel system needs to build up pressure due to the filter change.

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The filter is installed properly the out side is leading to the engin. How do you build up pressure???

24,925

Every time you turn the key to on position is sends a signal for a few seconds to the fuel pump, this builds pressure on the system. You may need to turn the key on and off ( without starting the car ) several times to prime the system.

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24,925

Did you pull the fuse for the fuel pump when you did the work?

24,925

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E36-Fuel-Filter/E36-Fuel-Filter.htm

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No but I took out the battery.

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24,925

I would just double check your work, it would be something you over looked when putting everthing back together. Did you have the key in the ignition while removing/installing the battery?

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nope. Give me a minute I'll double check everything and get back to you.

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