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03-Jul-2017 08:48 PM (075)

I can't thank you guys enough for the help and the fact you can be bothered - makes me feel warm and welcome, a special thanks to houdini and jetspeed thank you both very much. Houdini check your pm
02-Jul-2017 04:23 PM (891)
Houdini rickynlisa, check your PM.
02-Jul-2017 11:26 AM (684)
JetSpeed The cam timing is very easy to set with the BMW tools but a bit harder without them but still do-able.

This is the jest of it:
01-Jul-2017 08:20 PM (055)

I think you could be right Houdini, anyone got any tips or sites i can look at that explain the timing procedure clearly? it seem quite complicated
01-Jul-2017 08:16 PM (052)
rickynlisa Thanks Jet Speed - I've been looking for hours n hours, that makes me feel better, and makes perfect sense. Would getting the timing wrong stop it from starting?
01-Jul-2017 05:52 PM (953)
Houdini I'd go back to checking the valve timing so this could be eliminated as the cause. You should then be reasonably confident that it's an external connection problem.
01-Jul-2017 09:38 AM (609)
JetSpeed That plug goes to the fuel regeneration valve that is only found on U.S spec bikes, your Australia spec bike will have the plug unconnected just as it is, that isn't the problem.
If you have checked the throttle cables at the Bowden box already than I would suspect that you are not getting good spark, usually one bad stick coil will allow engine start but it will run poorly, two bad coils and it may or may not start but if it does it will barely run at all.
01-Jul-2017 09:05 AM (587)
Originally Posted by rickynlisa View Post
See photo below, anyone recognise this FUEL REGENERATION VALVE thingy
Unless you zip tied it to that harness prior to your disassembly, then it is probably a connector for an option you don't have or a BMW diagnostic plug. After so many years, cables, harnesses will have formed a "memory" and all should just fall into place.
Make sure you are hearing both throttle body bell cranks tapping the blue screws when you quickly let off the throttle. Also, make sure the primary coils are pushed in fully, need to hear a sort of "pop" when they seat.

01-Jul-2017 05:04 AM (419)
First post or 500th

Originally Posted by edorfox View Post
Yeah, I know...first post...what do I know....
Just as valuable.
01-Jul-2017 02:36 AM (317)
Photo success

See photo below, anyone recognise this FUEL REGENERATION VALVE thingy
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