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Loosing power on hills.

As i use the same roads daily i have noticed that on a certain hill on a dual carriageway i loose power on my BMW E36 316iSE and always have to come down a gear to keep my speed up but this canot be very good for my engine at 4500rpm. I Have just recently had it fully serviced and fitted a perfomance air filter and cobra performance rear exhaust and stiil have this problem????

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  • mightymags04 Nov 11, 2008

    Yes the fuel filter, oil filter, oil, spark plugs we're all changed that is why i can understand how my bmw 316i SE is loosing power going up hills.??????

  • Armel Aubeelack
    Armel Aubeelack May 11, 2010

    Check on your service receipt if the fuel filter has been replaced?



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I suggest you ask the workshop to perform a compression test and see what the results are.

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