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#1 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 11:32 PM
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ok, so the 325 is acting up, again, this happened out of nowhere, i was driving around doing some errands, i get off at a store, come back and turn my car on, it feels a little funny, it shuddered a little, jerked very little, hardly noticable, as i start driving it gets ore noticable, it happens in all gears, as i accelerate the cars startts shuddering, from 2k - 3k rpms is when its most noticable, or for example, if im in 3rd doing 25 or so at around 1500 rpms and i give it some gas it shudders alot, i didnt really notice a power loss, i had my gf's uncle and my cousin check it out real quick and they both told me its the exhaust, what do you guys think? cat? o2 sensor? muffler? its a 95 325i with almost 130k on the clock, i hope its nothing to expensive considering i still have to replace the damn starter...thanks


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sorry to hear ur gettin in loads of problems with ur car, but i would say have the car completely diagnosed and have all the items fixed before more stuff starts breaking down

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as much as id like to do that, i dont have much cash right now, i jsut paid my skool tuition out of my own pocket


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anyone??? on, and the flashthing worked for some pages, not the ones that had the animations i need it thou thnx


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i read about that in another thread, whats a guibo thou?


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ok, so i took it to my mechanic today, they checked a bunch of things, exhaust, coils, plugs, belts, couldnt figure it out yet, told me to take it back monday to check the timing on it and some other things, i asked him about the guibo, he said hed look into it monday, but more than likely it was something in the engine...help..anyone?


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Its prolly compression issues, maybe ur pistons are losing compression, but i am not sure cuz 6cyl bimmers are very reliable.
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my stepdad was telling me today that back when he had his e36, it started doing the same thing, turned out to be the alternator wasnt grounding right or about to give or soemthing...would that make my car act all weird??


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my car acted pretty weird when my alt was goin bad...... but not like that my OBC would slghtly fade in and fade out along w/the headlights and odometer

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i c, when my lat on my 318 went bad, the stereo would start to fade out, but thats it, im hoping it just the alternator


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ok, so it turned out to be a bad ignition coil, seems like a hole burned through it or something, i replaced it with a stock ignition coil for now, i have to order a replacement from bavauto


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