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Old 03-29-2005, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! i am kevin I have got a 97 Bmw 316 auto, from last week my car began no power when driving on the hill, it goes very slow with a very low revolution, it never happen like this before, i am not it is the problem with the engine or the problem with fuel so can u please tell me what do i have to do to fix it??
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first thing pull codes. Second check fuel. Third not going to be able to fix anything over the internet for you without more information on the symptons and info on the car like history and stuff. Does this only happen on hills?
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first thing pull codes. Second check fuel. Third not going to be able to fix anything over the internet for you without more information on the symptons and info on the car like history and stuff. Does this only happen on hills?
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Take it to a shop. It may be losing power if it's using too high of a gear for some reaon. Sounds like something in your tranny... which is a pretty impressive project to do alone...
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keep in mind, u do have a 316...
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are you driving with extra weight in the car?

also check fuel systems esp. O2 Mass Meter!!!
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one more thing...make sure you are not using 87 or lower octane grade fuel...try 93 or higher...if you want more power...
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