strange rev /fuel problem
This is my first post on this board. Earlier today I just picked up my first BMW, a 1997 318is coupe in white. My last car was a modified Mazda MazdaSpeed Protege. That thing was pretty fast when I was done with it(13.1 ets), but I just need that RWD Anyways, The car has about 110,000 miles on it, and as I was driving it back to my home today I noticed that there was an issue that is scaring me a bit. Whenever I go to wide open throttle, right as I am coming up to the 4500rpms mark the car just has this horrible stuttering and bucking sensation, and can't really produce more power. It has happened in all the gears, and is the same each time. It also seems like the electrical system gets weaker during these episodes cause the lights flicker a tad dimmer. I am hoping it is something simple like dirty duel system or sparks or something. I bought some seafoam and new plugs for now, will throw them in today or tomorrow and see if it helps. I searched around the board a little bit but couldnt find this problem anywhere else. Is there anyone out there who could help shed some light on the situation. Im hoping I dont need a new fuel pump and filter too......arrgh. It also does this in nuetral, its almost like hitting a rev limiter cause it bounces, so I back off cause I dont wanna keep hitting it for fear of doing damage....