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#1 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 06:56 PM
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Hey everybody,
I would love you all and bake you really good cookies if you can help me with my problem.
i have a 1997 318i that has 70,000mi on it. It's in good shape and just had an oil change, new tires, brakes checked, etc etc...
here's my problem.
When driving down the road, (lets say i'm in 5th) i'll be at about 3K RPM going 60mph it'll stop responding to my gas, and the only reason it stays "alive" is the rolling of the tires (much like roll starting), then it'll stop freaking out and continue as normal. These weird lil seizures last 1-2 seconds and they're anywhere from 5-30-60 seconds apart... SOMEONE HELP?!?!?!
I realize it's an engine problem, not a drivetrain problem. Air, Gas, or Electricity... not sure which one, perhaps a solenoid?
if anyone can help, please let me know.
thanks so much.

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Sounds electrical. Have a dealer run diagnostics on it.
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I'll take a stab at it by saying I would check your battery terminal connections first and foremost.. That will sometimes cause a similar problem.. 2nd, it might have to do with the ignition system/spark plugs, wires, distributor.... the distributors go on e36's a lot from what I've seen and read..





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those sound a lot like symptoms of a wet ECU or possibly bad O2 sensor. Run the check engine diagnostic and see what comes up.

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