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Motor cutting out

1995 BMW E36 320i when in heavy traffic motor just stops,turns over like theres no fuel then starts runs perfect,intermitent fault very frustrating local garage put on car on computer which gave a reading of no impulse to fuel injectors however the mechanic did no know if this was an old fault which was not erased thanks

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BMW CUTS OUT
A few things to check.

  1. Is fuel pump delivering enough fuel.
  2. Is injectors clean. Perhaps dirt in fuel. replace fuel filter
  3. Air leakage at top air intake of manifold at ICV idle control valve. Two hoses inside this housing prone to perishing.
  4. Throttle position sensor faulty.
  5. Mass air flow sensor faulty.
  6. ICV faulty or dirty. comon fault on older e36.
Havent done it yet but ICV is easy to clean according to internet. instruction available at bmw e36 blog. All off above can be tested by yourself according to manual.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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