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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.

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Old 05-02-2005, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a quick question... if I'm getting on it in my car (89 325is), at around 4100 rpms, it seems like my car studders, and starts to get going again at like 4300 rpms, if I'm just cruising and hold the gear out it won't do it, but if I'm doing about 3/4 - full throttle it'll studder. The exhaust makes like a hick-up kind of a noise... anybody have any ideas?
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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easiest things to say are dirty fuel injectors and perhaps your fuel filter is old and clogged. WHen your WOT the sudden pressure of fuel can make the engine cut out like that on little clogs.
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Sound more like a HT fault to me plugs lead cap something like that HT breaks down under load but it could be a lot of things
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Quick question, and I know I sound stupid... what is HT supposed to stand for? Thanks for all y'alls support... it's really upsetting about my car doing this...
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HT = High Tension
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks

also, at high rpms, coming from first into second... the car doesn't want to go into gear... is this a normal thing? like if I'm going through a turn, and punch it, and go to slam second...the car doesn't want to go sometimes... is that normal or what? thanks again for all y'alls help... I really appreciate it...
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No itís not normal the Getrag box I guess youíve got is one of the best. Clutch or syncro fault
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No itís not normal the Getrag box I guess youíve got is one of the best. Clutch or syncro fault
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or bad tranny mounts/shifter bushings.. with so much torque being applied to the gearbox at that high rpm, it can cause the tranny to shift slightly.. enough to miss a shift ... the problem is worse with worn out shifter bushings.

and "notchy" revving/running of an engine is often a bad AFM... hookup a multimeter to the two outer most pins on the AFM( i think, been a while since I tested one) and test if the resistence goes up and down evenly as the flap inside the afm opens and closes
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