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Old 10-12-2004, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning, I started up ok, drove to the end of the road, waited for a gap in traffic, then pulled out in 1st gear. The car bogged down & I ended up crawling over the junction.

I didn't have the heater on, just had the lights & radio on quietly, it was cold outside but nowhere near freezing. It had been raining last night & my car was wet but nothing out the ordinary (hey, this is England!).

What do you think this could be? It has happened once before, a couple of weeks ago...

I had this problem with a very old car, when it was dirt stuck in the carb - obviously this would not be the problem now as my bimmer is a 1997.

Shit, I dunno - what do you reckon?
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi mate,

When you say bogged down - what do you mean - I have made a couple of posts over the last couple of weeks about my 318 is

If i try to pull away in 1st and give it any pedal it lurches until I whack it into 2nd - do you mean this?

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Basically I tried to pull out & it felt like I was in 3rd instead of 1st - although it was definitely in 1st!
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Did it chug - rev up and down and the car kangaroo'd - then fine in 2nd

where in London are you?
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm down in Croydon, SE25. You're North London aren't you?

Our problems are very similar - I replied a little earlier to the topic you started a couple of days ago. Hopefully we can get this sorted out asap.

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