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328 i 1997: BMW Start up problem: Stuttering

1997 BMW 328 i : Start up proble. Car hesitates to start and stutters a lot, but once it starts and you accelerate, all is well.
ENGINE LIGHT goes on when starting.
Changed: spark plugs, TPS sensor, All oxygen sensors, crankshaft sensor, vaccum leaks etc..
CODE: oxygen sensor heating after catalytic converter sensor 4, mixture deviation, etc,.
Could it be the DME ( computer) or harnesss.??? injectors, catalytic converter?
PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks

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  • jaselmere Feb 17, 2009

    120,000 Miles. Thanks !

  • jaselmere Feb 17, 2009

    I disconnected the catalytic converter from the engine manifold to test it but the same thing is happening. ??

    ANy other suggestions ?

    Thanks

  • jaselmere Feb 18, 2009

    No the engine uses normal oil. Once the car starts then it is ok. It takes a few tries to start and then misfires or a few minutes then as u accelerate, it gets ok.

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    mark brown May 11, 2010

    Hi, this type of engine suffered with excessive bore wear which you may have, does the engine seem to use much oil?

  • mark brown
    mark brown May 11, 2010

    What sort of milage has the vehicle covered?

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Disconnect the air mass meter, see if it makes a difference, check the fuel filter

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It sounds like the cat is blocked,

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