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92 318I BWM , Starts for a second then dies

Recently bought this car, when I start it, it will start but then dies before even leaving the driveway. Since purchase I have replaced the starter, spark plugs, catylictic converter and oxygen sensor. not sure what else it can be...any advice

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have you cleaned the idle speed control valve and the throttle valve?? they get sludged and cause this type of issue.

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Check to see if there is a vacum leak, usally pcv valve unit leaks at back of the maifold

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