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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 06-12-2007, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NEED HELP on 86 325es

my car won't run right. it starts but u have to give it allot of gas. it won't idle. it putters and thin dyes... i can git it to move but i cant git it out of 3rd gear. i checked the spark plugs. and all the fuel systems. in jesters, filter, pump, exs.. but its all fine.. i dont know what it cold be.. ooo yyaa it jest started on the highway.. i was going 70 thin the power was gone. and i cold not git it to go past 35. soo yaa pleas help... ty
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Are you blowing a lot of black smoke out the tail pipe?
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no.. but my friend said it mite be the cat is clogged up..
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Sounds about right. Take out your O2 sensor then start it up, it'll be loud, but at least you'll confirm it.
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no i did it and it still does not work. so im out off ideas .
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Have your valves been adjusted? Also check your fuel pressure, you have two fuel pumps, if one fails it can cause your problem.
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