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Old 03-08-2009, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E36 318i 1994 Accelaration/rev Problem

SUP my problem is the car does not rev past 1500 rpm if you floor it it wants to cut out instead of accelarating it recently had the cylinder head changed . second there is a leak in the manifold where the sound escapes it sound nt so nice anyway to fix that without taking cylinder head out but the sound not really a problem as the rev cutting out anybody know a likey cause
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If the ecu detects something really bad, it will cut the motor to save it.

Not able to rev up sounds very timing related. Either valve time or ignition timing. Crank and cam sensors intact and ok?

If you have a leak that needs to be fixed. It will be running lean as far as the MAF and O2 sensors are concerned. This could also be another cause for the cutout.

I'd guess the computer would go into limp home mode on a vacuum leak tho. Fix it first

Yes... i'm a total car nut! Why else would I upgrade my mower to rev to twice its standard rpm!
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a similiar problem and it turned out that one of the Baffles had broken in my Catalytic Convertor. Everytime I Reved the car hard or try to pull past 60mph the power would die and it'd choke up. The broken baffle was pressing against the one behind it and limiting the exhaust gases.

See my thread:

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