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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 06-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just bought a 89 325i conv need to find out whats wrong with it

it idles fine but dosent rev up it misses real bad
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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congrats on your new buy...!

idles fine/dsnt rev up - first line: check fuel filter and air filter & let's see...

*if you don't know the history of the car, nw is the right time to develop some history on your own.

change all fluids and filters, do the usual tune-up. Change plugs, wires, cap & rotor.
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it seems to some sensor or something and thing above idles and goes in missing mode but full throttle it seems strong for ten seconds then cuts off it also has a check engine light on
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Has any of the suggested service been done recently?
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i change the temp sensor the air meter box then cut off the cat and nothing has helped
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My M20 runs beautifully after the service suggestions of darkhorse737 were done.
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i change the temp sensor the airflow meter and cut the converter off nothing seems to help the air breather look good
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it seems to some sensor or something and thing above idles and goes in missing mode but full throttle it seems strong for ten seconds then cuts off it also has a check engine light on
there are 19 sensors in your car having to do with Powertrain Management, not to mention injection brain malfunction, module failure, or erratic relay operation.

You want a fix(especially since you do not have any history of the car)... then start with the basics.

* you say you have check engine light ON... that's a great place to start. Get the car scanned and diagnosed at a shop. Then you can work out your options from there...

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not able to drive it but i thankyou for information
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dunno where you are at; but, if you are familiar with craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums i have seen posts of mobile mechs that go around pulling codes for people like us for a charge of $20.- thereabouts
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i found out it will pull codes out itself turn car on with the engine off press the gas to the floor 5 times then the check engine light will flash the code witch was the air meter box which i change before which was bad also but i got another one today and it runs good now
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