Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: beaufort/ summerville, sc
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car wouldnt stay running...?
i just bought a 98 328i with 167,xxx miles, and i was gettin ready to leave for work and it woldnt stay running, it would start but then it would die instantly... it was odd b/c i had to move the car like 20 min earlier so my wife could get outa the driveway... i took apart most of the intake to see if maybe it had something to do with it, everything looked fine... so i started the car and gave it some gas so keep it running... i did that for about 20 seconds or so. then the car ran fine... i assumed it was something with the fuel system like bad injectors or something. then as i was driving to work i noticed the check engine light was on... when i was stopped at a red light i turned the car on and off, then after 4 times the light turned off..
has this happend to anyone else? and is this a common issues with these cars? also what is most likely the cause of this? i kno these cars are prone to having issues with the air intake and i think with the idle control valve.. any suggestions?