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#1 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 11:46 PM
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I have a 1996 318ti with 1.8 engine. All of a sudden the engine lost all of its compression. I shut the engine off , went to start it a hour later and would not start. The engine turned over like it had no spark plugs in it. Any idea's.
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hmmm tough call , i was thinking maybe your headgasket blew, check your oil, and see if you got coolant in it and vice versa. however the turning over thing makes me wonder. maybe you flooded the engine, or the profile gasket went and somehow and the plugs are wet.

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