I took the 318is to the wash today to get it cleaned up for the new owner. Well once the rinse cycle came on and a bunch of water went into the mesh area at the base of the windshield the car died. So I sat there for two hours until i could get it to start. Finally!
Here is the problem, it sputters unbelievably. Under accel, decel, steady, and at idle. Sometimes at idle it dies. I changed the plugs and wires. I also tested each plug pack (can't think of the real name). They operate between 0.4 - 0.8 ohms. Well they are all in range. And something was arcing under the fuel rail when the ignition was in the on position but not running.
Any ideas, suggestions? I am pretty sure it was water related. But now that the car is dry, it is still messed up.
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