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Old 04-22-2005, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My engine light came on and my 323CI's idle became rough and very sluggish off the start. I assumed one of my plugs were bad. I changed out the plugs with Bosch +4 and the engine light went off and it ran great for a week. Now the engine light is back on and it is missing again. Could my plugs be fouling, a bad coil, injectors plugged, something else? Please help. Thanks everyone.

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Old 04-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This sounds exactly like what my car did. It turned out to be an oxygen sensor that the dealer had to replace. It was about 250.00 total. Same year and model.
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Get the coils check BMW have a big recall with coils at the moment
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Im having the same problem on my 2000 323ci , its a challege shiftin on the first gear i already changed the cam positon sensor $500 ripp me off and it didnt do anything to the car my check engine came back on after 2 days , today i went to change my spark plugs and i told the mechanic to scann the computer also the o2 sensor came up he had to order the he didnt have the on stock so im going tomorrow to change them with plugs i let u guys know if it make any difference
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Ya know folks, spending $100 on the Bentley manual and $150 on a fault-code reader is a sound investment, given that a dealer will charge you $100 JUST to run a diagnostic test... even if they don't find anything in the computer.

DIY camshaft sensor costs $120 in parts, O2 sensors costs $100 each (our 2000 year cars have 4 of them total, 2 pre and 2 post). Replacing the camshaft sensors takes about 30 minutes at most, maybe 15 minutes for each O2 sensor.

The Bentley manual also describes how to test your own coils, so you don't have to pay the dealer to do it.
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cen u post the exact title or isbn of the correct manual for e46
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