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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:42 PM
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Unhappy 92 318i Engine sputters once i hit 60mph or 3,000 Rpm.

I have a 4 cylinder 3 series and when i rev it. It will start to feel like fuel cuts out once reaching 3,200 Rpm. It also does the same concern at 60mph... Has anyone had similar issue. I check fault codes and i got 1. 17 Front left inlet valve fault. Front Right inlet Valve. Last seven of Vin: NJA02775. No DME faults PRESENT
Can anyone help me solve this issue. Please!!!!!

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:43 PM
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I usually do the cheapest and easiest first.
I'd change out the fuel filter and see if that clears it up.
Cheap AND easy.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:34 PM
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Fuel filter, spark plugs, coils, fuel pump , and mass air flow sensor was replaced on vehicle. Any other ideas...I got fuel and spark...car has 213,000 miles...
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:57 AM
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Disconnect the battery for a while, hook it back up and let it idle so the comp can remap.

had similar issue with mine
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:38 AM
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if you have a 92 318... its an e30 unless its imported (which would be retarded since its a 318)
but the M42 is the same engine, Sounds like the fuel filter to me
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:18 PM
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Almost same problem

I have 1995 318i M42. My car has started stalling in all 5 gears at almost exactly 2500rpm. I have been told by multiple sources that this is due to a faulty TPS (throttle position sensor/switch). I would welcome other opinions also. I have the TPS ordered. If it does fix it I will let you know.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:38 PM
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Sounds logical to me.

Where are you in Alabama?

(I'm 20 miles N of Gulf Shores)
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:48 PM
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Birmingham Area. My dad lives in Orange Beach. My sister works at the Original Oyster House. Very familiar with the area.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:48 PM
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Cool. If you're headed this way some time, give a heads-up and we'll get a burger somewhere.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:27 PM
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TPS was not the problem...or at least not the main problem. Still getting the stall/no power above 3,000 rpm. We tested the Air Flow Meter per the Bentley manual. Getting no resistance at all across terminals 1&2 or 4&5. Not just no change...but no reading at all. I guess I should break down and buy a air flow meter....but I am so, so broke. Any suggestions of a good place to purchase?
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Buy a fuel pressure gauge (~$20 from an auto parts store) and test if your fuel pump is providing the right pressure. (I do not recall what it is offhand but you can get it from the Bentley manual).
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:01 PM
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Have you ever heard of a fuel problem causing the car to burn rich. Everything in my experience tells me it is not a fuel problem but an air problem. But this is my first BMW go around so I am very open to suggestions. Still leaning towards the air flow sensor b/c of the lack of resistance when I test it per the bentley manual but I am hoping it is not....so darn expensive.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwMobiletech View Post
I have a 4 cylinder 3 series and when i rev it. It will start to feel like fuel cuts out once reaching 3,200 Rpm. It also does the same concern at 60mph... Has anyone had similar issue. I check fault codes and i got 1. 17 Front left inlet valve fault. Front Right inlet Valve. Last seven of Vin: NJA02775. No DME faults PRESENT
Can anyone help me solve this issue. Please!!!!!
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Fuel filter, spark plugs, coils, fuel pump , and mass air flow sensor was replaced on vehicle. Any other ideas...I got fuel and spark...car has 213,000 miles...
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Have you ever heard of a fuel problem causing the car to burn rich. Everything in my experience tells me it is not a fuel problem but an air problem. But this is my first BMW go around so I am very open to suggestions. Still leaning towards the air flow sensor b/c of the lack of resistance when I test it per the bentley manual but I am hoping it is not....so darn expensive.
My response of the fuel pressure gauge was to the OP... Your issue sounds different than his. I haven't looked into it yet. FOr your issue, try http://rockauto.com for a MAF.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:59 PM
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I also had this problem, however I had a rattle in my exhaust from time to time. So we checked the catalytic converter. Part of it looked like an apple and you could see where it had jammed itself in the pipe blocking the airflow. So have a look at this. Good luck
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