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| Originally posted by n0fear@Nov 26 2004, 02:52 PM |
Hi everyone i'm kinda new to the forum and so excuse me if this is a repost. But I own a black 1997 m3 E36 and there have been a couple of problems.
First off the Check Engine light has been on for the past couple of hundred of miles. I went to auto zone to check up since they have a free check thing. They told me there were 3 problems. P0442, which reads that there is a small leak in the evaporative emission control system (AKA the gas cap being loose too) P1250, which reads a PRC Solenoid Circuit Malfunction. And P0306, which reads that there is a misfire in cylinder 6. At first this game me no problems, but eventually this has caused a number of problems. I seem to have noticed that there has been a slight studder at 3-4000 RPMs. The engine seems to sputter and lag for a split second before getting into the high revs. I went to my local BMW dealership and just went up there to ask what I should do and he said try changing the spark plugs. And they recommended Bosch platinum +2. So we went to autozone once again and bought the spark plugs and installed. The car ran the same and so we are left with this. I just would like some help on what to do here
Here are the symtoms.
1.The car studders around 3-4000 RPMs every time, every gear.
2. After driving the car fast, the studdering appears to happen throughout all the RPMs.
3. After turning off the car, and waiting about 5 seconds or so the car seems to go back to normal and drive like its brand new.
To anyone that helps me i am very thankful.
| Originally posted by 69Mach1351c@Nov 30 2004, 08:12 PM |
P0442, which reads that there is a small leak in the evaporative emission control system
the gas cap was loose and set the light off. no worries about that just tightent cap better next refill your tank.
P1250, which reads a PRC Solenoid Circuit Malfunction.
not exactly sure what the PRC is i will check up on that.
P0306, which reads that there is a misfire in cylinder 6.
You have to replace all your ignition coils. If you have the original ones in (Bosch) there is a recall on them so bring the car there and ask for the coil recall. If you are somewhat car inclined take your coils out and see if there is a silver coating around the coils. if there is than you have the Bosch ones and get them replaced.
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