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I did a direct motor swap in my 1995 525it. I know that the motor I put in is good because I heard it run. The problem I am having is that it won't stay running. Vaccuum lines are good and if I feather the throttle, it will stay running. If I don't, it will die.

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You have a vac leak somewhere. Did you hook up the vac line to the power brake booster>? This is a commonly forgotten issue

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