M3 conversion won't start

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M3 conversion won't start

Postby fabfab32 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi

I am currently in the process of installing an M3 evo engine into my compact. I will upload a mini build thread soon.

This is the second conversion I have done, having previously put a 2.8 in it. However I have come to a stumbling point.

The engine is in and I am at the point of firing it up and it’s dead, it won’t even crank. I have face the dreaded EWS problem before and got round it by using the 316 chip key and box and then having the 2.8 flashed.

I have read the EWS guide on here and tried bypassing the pins but it does not help, however I’m not sure that the EWS is the issue. The engine and loom came from an m3 with a SMG gearbox but the ECU, chip key and box came from a manual. There are a few left over plugs on the loom that just don’t go anywhere, presumably for the SMG gearbox.

Does anybody know if there is anything that needs bypassing on the loom for it to start?

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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:35 pm

complete engine loom mate
does the starter turn?
if not your fucked
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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:37 pm

jokeing all can be fixed
trying to get an image for you just done a manual conversion so may have the same trouble i did
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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:44 pm

you need to bridge one of the relays mate if memory serves me correctly its next to the fuse box secound from the bulkhead small black relay pull the cap of push the relay in screw will do be very very carfull not to break the wires on the two pins youl see them push the relay back in try and start it
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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby fabfab32 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:56 pm

Thanks for the info a picture would be very helpful, I'm so hoping it's going to be an easy fix

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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:35 am

http://thumbsnap.com/f/yNDGTIQh

link showing the relay
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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:37 am

http://thumbsnap.com/vs1gG3kf

link showing mod i just pushed the relay in so it is permantly engaged
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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby fabfab32 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:51 pm

Massive thanks it is now running!

Battery into the boot now, front end back on, exhaust to bodge and a few other issues that haven't presented themselves yet I imagine and it's a go.

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Re: M3 conversion won't start

Postby roadrally_nova » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:11 pm

did that link work for you mate?
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