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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 04-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What it does: when either accelerating moderately, or going uphill, it acts almost like theres bad gas, or the fuel filter is clogged with grape jell or something...
If I really get my foot into it, it takes off!

What's ben done recently: New air filter/fuel filter/spark plugs/gas treatment.
I've owned this only for a short time & it's so far not run really well, I believe.


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Old 04-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have a look at the contacts on the throttle switch.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have a look at the contacts on the throttle switch.
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Whoa, wasn't expecting that: I'll scope it out.
Another fellow is suggesting clutch, due to milage I guess, what say you?
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Originally posted by rgouette+Apr 2 2005, 03:47 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(rgouette @ Apr 2 2005, 03:47 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Aether@Apr 2 2005, 05:22 PM
Have a look at the contacts on the throttle switch.
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Whoa, wasn't expecting that: I'll scope it out.
Another fellow is suggesting clutch, due to milage I guess, what say you?
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if it was your clutch your revs wouldn't drop just the speed would.
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if it was your clutch your revs wouldn't drop just the speed would.
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sounds good.
Say, I cannot seem to find throttle switch reference in Haynes manaul..?
where's that beastie live?
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i see you have gas treament but what bout fuel system cleaner or have you have your fuel injectors cleaned. it can even be that your kick down cable is streched out that happend to me on my volvo
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