I Still Got The Problem (new Engine?) - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2005, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
323ci

2 vanos units
1 vanos breather hose
1 set of spark plugs
1 camshaft position sensor
1 ecu
1 set of coil packs
checked injectors

and i still have a low rev misfire when hot
today it sounded like it was running on 3/4/5 cylinders (bub bub bub) the first time this has happened !

i have taken the car to woods,coopers and now hampshire cars the guys there say they are out of ideas and have contacted bmw gb, i have also been booked in for a week next week. is a new engine on the cards or will i get somthing else?
what should i do?
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
storme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Car:
Posts: 281
Photos:
storme is an unknown quantity at this point
HEY U LIVE NEAR ME



just a thought,,,,maybe it is running tooooo hot,,,and you are getting heat soak???

i know you probably have the original air filter etc
but mine was running too hot,,,and had this affect....

i changed to the correct spark plugs,,,car ran cooler and no misfire,,all because of heat soak...so said woods of bmth
__________________
visit me at <a href='http://www.storme.co.uk' target='_blank'>www.storme.co.uk</a>

visit me at http://www.janspeed.com
storme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2005, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
well i must admit 'heat soak' is new to me, the thing is they already changed the spark plugs and there was no improvment

when you say you had the wrong spark plugs ,where they fitted at bmw?

temp seems fine never more than halfway
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2005, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
storme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Car:
Posts: 281
Photos:
storme is an unknown quantity at this point
heat soak being the heating of the air that goes into the engine,,,not the temperature of the water and/or oil.

if the temperature of the air is too hot it will fuel badly,,,,,hence on a cold day,,your car goes like the clappers...and on a warm day,,,if dont feel the same...

its just a thought,,,could well be miles wrong
__________________
visit me at <a href='http://www.storme.co.uk' target='_blank'>www.storme.co.uk</a>

visit me at http://www.janspeed.com
storme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2005, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
///Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Car:
Posts: 555
Photos:
///Matt is an unknown quantity at this point
This may be a long shot, but it sounds like a vacuum leak (especially if the cyliners are next to eachother) Intake manifold gasket failure?
///Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
when i say 3/4/5 cylinders i probably mean 5 i would usualy say 3 but its got six????

vacuum leak only when hot?
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2005, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Car:
Posts: 280
Photos:
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
although it is not really common it IS possible for a only hot vacume leak. if the gaskets are just on the verge of failure when they get hot they expand and could create a leak. next time it's in it might be worth mentioning to the tech. did they ever say what kind of faults were storred in the computer?
bryan1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2005, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
apperently there are no faults hence contacting bmw gb for advice

could having this problem over a period of say 4-5 months done any permanent damaged to my engine?
it dosent sound very nice at low revs like it did
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2005, 08:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Car:
Posts: 280
Photos:
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
if it has been over 4-5 months i would dobt that it is a vacume leak becasue usually something like that will get worse as time goes on. as far as damage goes it shouldn't do any permanent damgae. the only thing you might have to worry about are the spark plugs getting fouled becasue it is misfiring
bryan1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Car:
Posts: 293
Photos:
rsn48 is an unknown quantity at this point
Could also be a fuel filter problem (cheap fix) or your fuel pump.
rsn48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2005, 03:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
i took it for a long drive today and then after about 1/2 hr it seemed to lose power and run on five constanly for about 2 miles then i swiched it on and off and it was fine (ish) ???
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2005, 03:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
storme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Car:
Posts: 281
Photos:
storme is an unknown quantity at this point
next time it does this,,,,undo the fuel cap...then drive off and see if there is a difference
__________________
visit me at <a href='http://www.storme.co.uk' target='_blank'>www.storme.co.uk</a>

visit me at http://www.janspeed.com
storme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2005, 05:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
rossie150 is an unknown quantity at this point
will do
rossie150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Synthetic Oil and filter CiscoKid 3-Series (E36) 47 04-14-2014 06:00 PM
Help...92 318I Gas Engine Sounds Like a Diesel ? DougJP 3-Series (E36) 13 04-10-2006 11:56 PM
645 Engine Problem? Rick24m 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 1 03-25-2005 01:25 PM
engine problem bambam669 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 7 09-09-2004 07:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.