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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

 
 
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:01 PM
GWilliamT GWilliamT is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 325E, 1978 Spitfire
Engine Stumbles Intermittently

BMW325e 1985, 5 spd, 293k
I need some suggestions about where to look for an intermittent engine problem.
Last summer I replaced my engine (thrown rod cap and holes in sump), with a used engine that came with the wiring harness, and manifolds. Engine runs well most of the time.
Occasionally, the engine will stumble, falter, and sometimes die. Waiting a short while, it regains its feet and is again running fine. Usually happens when slowing, as in approaching an intersection. This behavior is sometimes exhibited at start up, rough misfiring, then eventually smooths out.
The misfiring, stumbling, does not seem cyclical.
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