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2 Dr 1994 M3 3.0L E36 Splutter

Hi, I wonder if you could help me. The above motor vehicle splutters
sometimes at about 2000rpm and did this since a bought the vehicle about 2 years ago. It lately started spluttering at high speeds 200Kph and now at 140, 150 & 160kph. Since I have owned the vehicle I have serviced it including changing of spark plugs & replacing the airfilter with a K&N.
I also had a little oil on the spark plug caused by a leaking tappet cover gasket which I changed and sorted it out. People tell me the problem could be with one of the supressors as each cylinder/spark plug has its own coil or supressor and could cause one of the spark plugs to misfire or splutter. I have also heard it could be the HT leads.
Are any of these problems possible or what else could the problem be?

Best Regards
Nelson De Caires
JHB - South Africa

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try cleanin the throttle body with nonchlorinated cleaner-inspect idle air also and egr--make sure plug wires r not old and inspec distributer area--secure a shop manual

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