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Old 10-06-2005, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the second time I experienced this.... I'll be driving my 94325is when \iuddenly it will lose power and have a period of hesitation... it lasts for 5 minutes or less, then it seems fine. happened about a month ago for the first time, then again today... I did stall the engine just before it happened today. I was pulling out of a parking space slowly and didn't give it enough gas. started it back up and had the problem. I do not remember if I stalled it the last time it happened, but it was the day I picked it up after having a new clutch installed, and it did happen right after I stopped, and being a new clutch, I may have stalled it then too, but I cannot say for sure. any idea what may be happening, or if the stalling is playing a part in all this... there are no indicators lighting up on the dash... any help appreciated...
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does this only happen when u are going slow??? or does happen when u are driving fast
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Either... if I try to accelerate it'll sputter and lose power... driving slow seems to be better, that is, less noticable, but I still feel it lose power...
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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dude, first thing, check ur main ground wire, i had this problem and it took me months to figure it out...my main ground wasnt hooked up and my injectors were losing power when they voltage became too high.....
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll check it over the weekend... thanks
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would say from personal experiences those are early signs of fuel system malfunctioning (very common in 1994 E36)..but i have an auto car...manuals are alittle different
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could it also be clutch related, loose something?
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i dont think so, seems like ur losing power to the injectors, does ur check engine light come on? could be bad injectors,did u check the ground? sounds very identical to waht happened to me....
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