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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 07-31-2005, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1987 325e. Hesitates when accellerating. Changed plugs, wires, coil, flywheel transmittors. Is this an electrical problem, or an injector issue? Otherwise car runs fine.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey i have the exact same prblem but i have a 318is and ever since i bought it it have been slowly going down hill it hesatates off the line
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey i have the exact same prblem but i have a 318is and ever since i bought it it have been slowly going down hill it hesatates off the line
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have you checked your Oxygen Sensor?

If it has gone bad, it may send mixed signals, or no signal at all to the DME. It caused hesitation and erratic acceleration in my 86 325e. Once I changed it (kind of a pain in the A$$, because the heat of the exhaust nearly welded the old sensor in place, I recommend renting an O2 sensor removal tool from an auto parts store!)

Just my first guess, hope it helps!

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samething with my car

the code gave off o2 sensior

how much does it cost?
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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have you checked your Oxygen Sensor?

If it has gone bad, it may send mixed signals, or no signal at all to the DME. It caused hesitation and erratic acceleration in my 86 325e. Once I changed it (kind of a pain in the A$$, because the heat of the exhaust nearly welded the old sensor in place, I recommend renting an O2 sensor removal tool from an auto parts store!)

Just my first guess, hope it helps!

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Thanks. I don't think that I replaced that yet. I'll give it a try and let you know.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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samething with my car

the code gave off o2 sensior

how much does it cost?
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Thanks. Your car looks sweet. What kind/size rims are they?
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Oxygen Sensor SHOULD be around $120
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/catalog/sh...s_pg2.htm#item5
Oh, and I would recommend getting this taken care of very quickly because when the O2 sensor goes bad, the engine starts spitting out things like unburned fuel, and other such nastyness which will VERY QUICKLY ruin your Calalytic Converter. If that is the case, I recommend going to magnaflow and getting a universal cat and having a muffler shop replace it for you (the will need to fabricate a 2 into 1 and 1 into 2 adaptor to connect to an aftermarket cat) if you have to deal with emissions wherever you are. http://www.car-sound.com/catalog/universal/940.aspx

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Oxygen Sensor SHOULD be around $120
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/catalog/sh...s_pg2.htm#item5
Oh, and I would recommend getting this taken care of very quickly because when the O2 sensor goes bad, the engine starts spitting out things like unburned fuel, and other such nastyness which will VERY QUICKLY ruin your Calalytic Converter. If that is the case, I recommend going to magnaflow and getting a universal cat and having a muffler shop replace it for you (the will need to fabricate a 2 into 1 and 1 into 2 adaptor to connect to an aftermarket cat) if you have to deal with emissions wherever you are. http://www.car-sound.com/catalog/universal/940.aspx

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buy a universal metric 4 wire o2 sensor. the bosch ones cost about $80 @ autozone
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Originally posted by race01+Aug 2 2005, 05:41 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(race01 @ Aug 2 2005, 05:41 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-gsrboy171@Aug 1 2005, 09:45 PM
samething with my car

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they are 15's on 215's old school MOMO rims
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Originally posted by nukeduster+Aug 2 2005, 10:28 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nukeduster @ Aug 2 2005, 10:28 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-325eXTATIC@Aug 2 2005, 05:26 AM
Oxygen Sensor SHOULD be around $120
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/catalog/sh...s_pg2.htm#item5
Oh, and I would recommend getting this taken care of very quickly because when the O2 sensor goes bad, the engine starts spitting out things like unburned fuel, and other such nastyness which will VERY QUICKLY ruin your Calalytic Converter.* If that is the case, I recommend going to magnaflow and getting a universal cat and having a muffler shop replace it for you (the will need to fabricate a 2 into 1 and 1 into 2 adaptor to connect to an aftermarket cat) if you have to deal with emissions wherever you are. http://www.car-sound.com/catalog/universal/940.aspx

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buy a universal metric 4 wire o2 sensor. the bosch ones cost about $80 @ autozone
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will the threading nut will be the same??

and the 4 wire type conector will it be the same??
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also try pouring some techron in ure gas tank, sometimes that helps clean out injectors, etc. in the absence of a real cleaning. . .
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OK. Changed O2 Sensor (Bosch $ 120.00). Also changed fuel filter. I've put fuel injection cleaner into tank as well. Still the same deal. Throttle Positioning Sensor? Seems to do it more when first driving it. Cold Start Sensor?
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OK. Changed O2 Sensor (Bosch $ 120.00). Also changed fuel filter. I've put fuel injection cleaner into tank as well. Still the same deal. Throttle Positioning Sensor? Seems to do it more when first driving it. Cold Start Sensor?
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Look up "Hot Soak" on the forum and follow that procedure. Sounds like the injectors are clogged or the valves are gummed up. A good Hot Soak of the engine should open it up a bit (possibly, if the injectors are TOO bad, it is time to replace them though http://www.fiveomotorsport.com/Injector_SetsBMW.asp)

I know mattpark and Bmw1990 have both replaced their injectors with Ford 19# injectors with some level of success, check with them!

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Exclamation 1996 328 engine surging

Hey guys,I've got a 96 328 conv. Yesterday, It started surging on the highway.Not real bad, but to the point you could feel it and see the manifold press gauge (fuel econ) move irratically-about 2 mpg. Idles fine and smooth. any Ideas?(vac leak,fuel press, misfire?) (No emission codes or ck light)Thanks, Jack
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