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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 10-01-2012, 03:59 PM
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Angry help.. banging and shuddering

While driving BMW 318iSE R-reg, there was either a pop or bang and then I lost power and pulled over. Upon restarting the engine, there is a constant loud banging noise, the car seems to be shuddering, and there is a smell of exhaust fumes within the car. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:38 AM
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Have you looked?
No need to be asking questions if you cant be bothered to take a gander yourself.


How about taking a peek at the spark plugs? that would be a good start.
check cylinders?
you know.. the USUAL.
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