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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 08-22-2005, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 325i has been cutting out when the engine is cold and you start to push on the gas. I have replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, has a clean k&n air filter. I have thought it could be the timing. The belt was replaced at 127k miles and its now at 204k. Is there any other things I should check on it?
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My 325i has been cutting out when the engine is cold and you start to push on the gas. I have replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, has a clean k&n air filter. I have thought it could be the timing. The belt was replaced at 127k miles and its now at 204k. Is there any other things I should check on it?
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Clogged Injectors? Crud built up on the back sides of the valves?
Do a search on this forum for "Hot Soak" and you will find several resources for this method of cleaning the injectors and valves. It helped my car a lot, although I was not having stalling issues, mine just hesitated and stuttered when I stepped on the gas, but the hot soak fixed it right up!

Hopefully this is all it will take for you to fix your car (it is fairly quick and CHEAP!)

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Ok thanks for the reply, I'll have to try it tomorrow when I have a day off and see how it runs after.
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