Hello everyone! Just did a google search for e36 forums to help me with my problem. But havent found anyone with my solution. So, I thought of signing up and help others!
Anyways, Ive read this problem before many times in honda forums. And being that I'm a diy'er ecu chipper for honda cars. It might be due to the fact that your ecu is stuck in limp home mode.
Think of it as like if you pressed f8 before your PC boots up and boot into safemode :lol: Its almost exactly the same thing for (as far as honda ecu's) a damaged ecu. the ecu will only have the basic perameters to have the car running, until you can diagnose the problem. In honda ecu's, sometimes just checking for the trouble codes can make the ecu get out of limp home mode.
For instance, I had a TPS (throttle position sensor) problem in which the car would suddenly hesitate or like if the fuel was just cut off in an instant then back on. Didn't know it was TPS at the time. So, I did the 'ol wire jumping (for those who have/had hondas, you know what im talkin about) and got the tps trouble code.
Thinking that i might need a new one, I started the car up to head to where I work at which is convieniantly also a aftermarket performance shop :nana And, coincedently, I get a call from there and start having a business discussion on the way there. As I arrived, I was so concerned about what was goin on at the shop at that time that I forgot about my car and that it didn't do that hesitation no more!
Then did reasearch about it, confirmed my findings and experiences, that led to diy ecu chipping, jump forward to now and here I am!
Whew, so sorry for this long post
I'just hoped I made a good first impression to the uber members here and solve your problem,lol.