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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 10-01-2014, 12:01 PM
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Exclamation 1999 328i Engine Problems! Please help!

Hello forum!

I was gifted a 1999 328I convertable with some problems. It currently does not pss smog. The family frimd that gave it to me says that it throws code P0170. I have yet to verify this. He said that the "only" thing wrong is that it needs, crankshaft breather hoses, or something? Could that be a legitimate reason for the code and smog fail? The engine has a bad shake at idle too. Once throttle is given it goes away. Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:59 PM
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CrankCASE breather hoses, and if it/they are leaking, it's a massive vacuum leak.

Getting that corrected will go a long way toward getting it to pass smog testing.
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