I cant seem to get pwer to exeed 130km/h. the car jerks when driving from cold, I must first leave it to idle to pull off smoothly. But still with very little power. someone sugested the airflow metre. is there anything else that I can check?
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Re: lack of power on 318i e46 2000 model
First is many questions that I have to ask You, When have you replaced the fuel filter? Have You ever had no fuel cap, that car does not have airflow meter has a MAF sensor, but You can also have a problem on the TPS sesor, any way, Your Engine light, comes on?
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the idle RPM is too high or its just too cold, how cold is it outdoors? idle speeds cold can be about 1500 RPM/ cold. and will ****. it jerks because you are taking 0 torque from engine and the sending that to a stalled rear axle. this cause a ****, that is why the park lock out requires Brakes on so yo dont run over things.
full power is only achieved when the engine is fully warm(operating temp).so if you accelerate more than, say, a third of the gas pedal,the car will feel sluggish.
this is more apparent when first starting the car in the morning in winter.almost like the car is going to stall.
most wear in the engine is leaving it to idle when cold you should always drive the car straight away from cold.then when hot turn on the a/c if required....
it seems that it might be trans issue, have you left it over night in order for them to repeat the issue in a cold start. Similar things with my Benz. had to leave over night in various issues in order to duplicate sympton
Yeah, you have a blaster, I means a leaky oil valve seal and when turning it of after driving you can rev the engine up a bit then immediately turn ignition off, this will leave enough fuel in fuel line when started the next day. Good?