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Won't stay started.

I have a 1996 328i and it will not stay started. It tries to start and chokes out immediately. Sometimes I can actually get it to start and stay started, but then when I come to a stop light it chugs and I have to put it in neutral and give it gas to keep it going. I have already replaced the spark plugs and air filter, and that seemed to help a bit, but then went right back to same problem. Can you please help me? Thanks, Amanda

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Kinda weird. check your sprak plugs again - might have some oil on the as well. Or only other thing taht comin on my mind- idling problem? hook it up to the testing computer - should tell you. ECU is not expensive to remap.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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    Spoke to one of the bmw geeks. he says might be thingy called knock sensor.

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