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Old 11-09-2004, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently washed my car, and on the way home my e36 320 coupe started to mis fire and it is still doing it now can anyone help?
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you could have filled the spark plug holes with water is the cover on? if not try drying out the block conectors
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Did you use a pressure washer, and did you wash in the engine bay?

I've heard of guys having computer problems after they pressure washed their cars. Can't remember what they had for problmes though.
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are you using the correct gas?
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Yeah, the e36 cars are known to have these problems. If you happened to use a high pressure wand, and you sprayed a good bit where the front windshield meets the plastic trim at the bottom, you could be having an ECU failure. I don't know much about this, but it is a problem area of these cars, and a few of the guys around here have had this issue. I'll see if I can find the thread...
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I changed one of the ignition coils today but its still doing it. I have no loss of power and no smoke. I am all confussed
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