Hi All, my brother passed away recently, and his car, now my car has been sitting for a couple of years. A couple of Times a month I would start it up, with no problems, eventually the battery went completely dead as I was not driving it, as it was the only thing I owned of his, I just didnt want it to stop working, overtime the fuel was getting old and then the yellow low fuel light come on, I tried to start it, with my car and a booster pack, but because of the power needed it would not turn fast enough. So I went and bought a big battery, the correct one for the car, and put in one of those green emergency tanks of fuel in the car. The car now cranks nice a fast but does not fire up. I read about the fuel pump relay being in the engine bay, I think, and opened the box, pulled it out gave it a few taps, put it back in and still nothing. So went and bought what I thought was the fuel pump relay, light green in colour. Replaced it and still just cranks and does not fire up. I checked the fuse in the glove box, turn to white screw things and all fuses are shown, innitially the fuse was blown which says its for the pump, I replaced it, and still cranks and does not fire.
I had a friend mechanic, who came round with a diagnostic machine and it came up with no codes. And now I am reading that to get to the fuel pump relay, you have to take the glovebox out to access it, but dont know if that information is correct for my model. I have also tried spraying in the airbox easystart and it seems to fire up for a few seconds, and then dies again.
We had the back seat out and gave the circular areas a bit of a bash with a rubber mallet hammer just in case the fuel pump had jammed because of sitting for a while, while turning the key at the same time. But still nothing.
So this leads me to believe that the sparks are working, there is fuel in the car, but the fuel is not getting to the engine.
So I would really appreciate any help in getting it started, I really cant afford to spend loads on it, but my experience with cars leads me to believe that it might be something simple and not costly, ie: fuse relay.
It breaks my heart each day seeing it as he was only 44 years old. Many thanks in advance. BMW 323ci 2000 year I believe E46 engine.