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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 05-17-2004, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just want a confirmation here.

Is it normal that my engine whants to die when I remove the oil cap while the engine is running???

It did not stalled completely but it almost died... I putted it back in place just on time!
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yes. correct.
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yeah... oil pressure
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no oil cap = problem
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no oil cap = loss of vacuum
This is the reason it dies not loss of oil pressure.
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thanks, I will sleep better tonight B)
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