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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 10-03-2006, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Car runs for 3 or 4 seconds then shuts off

My car has been sitting for about 4 years before I bought it. I had to replace the starter which is why they parked it. I got it running but it sounds as if it is skipping and only stays running for about 3 or 4 seconds. I discovered a small pinhole leak in a fuel line running from the pump to the filter. Could my problem be pressure related or something more serious? I have not taken the injectors out to clean them because I put a bottle of Sea Foam in the tank for that. Do I need to do this? Also I have learned that vacume leaks could be the culprit but there are all new lines and the boot from the fuel dist to intake is also new so I dont believe that is my problem. Also bought new plugs. Also what purpose does the fuel injection frequency valve serve?

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