1985 BMW 323 Euro - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Ľ Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2013, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
1985 BMW 323 Euro

I am restoring Euro E30 2.3 Auto sedan. I have two issues I canít locate P/N 51.26.1.369.882 and I have a problem were the engine loses power and canít rev over 1500rpm. Engine idles perfectly when it is happening. When the problem is not there it drives perfect. I have replaced TPS sensor, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, serviced the distributor, new spark plugs, ignition wires. EtcÖ need some guidance please.
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Carolina
Car: 1987 BMW 325 2 door CHOCO-BROWN
Posts: 48
Photos:
deafdog is on a distinguished road
Check and clean all your grounding points and relays as a start. A dirty or loose ground can do weird things to vehicles. I just found a loose ground in my trunk, reattached it, and it doesn't have the weird idle it used to have, almost like driving a different car now. Does this happen all the time, periodically, once in a blue moon...?
deafdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
I appreciate your quick response to my annoying anomaly. It happens periodically, especial when I drive it hard. It really happens when it wants to. But when it happens I lose power but it does not shut off and it idles perfect. Only when I give some gas it sputters. Where are the grounding points located on this VIN # 0515432. Thanks.
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
More info.. New ignition coil was fitted. Could the the Airflow meter or control unit transistorizes ignition unit be a problem?
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
4DoorWhore
 
Lord Vader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Car: 1998 E36 328i
Posts: 2,210
Photos:
Lord Vader is on a distinguished road
Check your MAF, and then check for vacuum leaks. A rip or tear in a vacuum line can cause loss of power issues. Inspect thuroughly as even a small tear can cause problems.
__________________

ProjectTechnik.com - Alberta based BMW Community
See My car on Project Technik HERE!

And Follow Me on Instagram @E36M52

Founding Member of the Canyonrot Club! Paint Code #343

| OE M3 Bumper | M3 Mirrors | Max Velocity GTR Lip | Euro ZKW Projector Headlights | Jim Conforti CF CAI | UUC Motorwerks Underdrive Pulleys | 18x8 ASA AR1's | Koni Sport Springs & Shocks |
Lord Vader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
I clean the sensor plate on the MAF and made sure it was responding to adjustments as well, which it did. Is there any other way of checking other than replacing it? I have checked all vacuum hoses with induction cleaner to see if there was any fluctuation in the idle. I see no problem there. Thanks for the information regardless. I am stuck….
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
4DoorWhore
 
Lord Vader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Car: 1998 E36 328i
Posts: 2,210
Photos:
Lord Vader is on a distinguished road
With the car running, unplug the MAF. If the idle smoothes out or gets better then the MAF is bad.

I usually feel the hoses by hand, by bending and manipulating to see if i can feel a tear or crack. Same goes for the intake boot.
__________________

ProjectTechnik.com - Alberta based BMW Community
See My car on Project Technik HERE!

And Follow Me on Instagram @E36M52

Founding Member of the Canyonrot Club! Paint Code #343

| OE M3 Bumper | M3 Mirrors | Max Velocity GTR Lip | Euro ZKW Projector Headlights | Jim Conforti CF CAI | UUC Motorwerks Underdrive Pulleys | 18x8 ASA AR1's | Koni Sport Springs & Shocks |
Lord Vader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
When the problem accrued on one occasion, I unplugged the MAF connection to test it and the engine stalled. Don’t forget that the vehicle runs smooth with no issues most of the time. When it starts, I feel it coming, first at a higher rpm, then it starts losing power and I can’t rev it more than 1500rpm. Does not matter what I do it sputters but never shuts off. I eventually get it home or to a safe area and park it for a few hours or overnight and then it drives perfect after. I used to think it only happens when the vehicle is at normal operation temp, I was wrong, It has happened in the morning as well. The biggest problem is, when it’s at the garage and the mechanic looks at it, it never happens. HELP!
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
renatorizla68 is on a distinguished road
Help

Is there anyone I can call in regards to my BMW E30 323 engine issue?
renatorizla68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1985 M6 Euro Fuel problems? Theo M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 1 08-06-2011 08:40 AM
M6 EURO 1985 Can't pass smog? Help!!!!! Theo M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 0 05-11-2011 12:08 PM
1985 320i euro e30 10acity 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 12-20-2008 07:24 PM
bmw 323 i ferarii72 3-Series (E36) 2 07-14-2008 12:11 AM
FOG LITES FOR EURO 320I 1985 CR320i 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 06-04-2004 02:18 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.