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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 07-09-2004, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, my car ran good before. Then the fan started hitting the hose underneath the top radiator hose. This caused the fan to stop spinning. I changed the hose and cut the end of the new one by 1 inch to make sure it wouldn't hit the fan this time, it worked except the car still overheats. And for extra fun, the car now starts bogging after 3000 rpm but before 4000rpm. It starts acting like it's running out of gas, if anyone knows what that's like. It'll start bogging even though it has a full tank and then after 4000rpm it goes back to accelarating smoothly. And it only acts this way when the car's at normal tempeture and gets worse as the car gets hotter. All I did was change the hose. What could be causing this?
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres the madden play by play. If anyone wants pictures of another area of the engine just ask and i'll take them.
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Old 07-11-2004, 03:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You need a new fan clutch. Replace before you damage the engine.------Steve
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