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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 08-19-2004, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When my engine is running (M10 1.8i) and I remove the oil filler cap the engine dies, is this correct?
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pretty sure, the engine is vaccum sealed, so if you open the vaccum itll die. somebody wanna explain this a little better than me? please?
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya teh pressure is built up in the engine and its like a vacume if u let the air out it wont suck but i do that on mine and it doesnt cut out maybe u are idleing low ???

the only way mine dies is if i take the air flow censor out or bypasss it
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werd up same here...i can take mine off and it wont die...?! but its already dead anywho think i found a $800 bronzit 2 door 325i that only needs a clutch...yay! then soon i will be driving a bimmer again...whoop haha
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