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Sometimes the car loses power when taking a corner at speed and it also happens in the wet

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  • rmcdowell73 Aug 10, 2008

    it is hard 2 explain, if i am stopped a a junction and take off quick it will die on me and it loses power, if i hit puddle i would lose power, its a 93 318i.



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More imfo please rmcdowell73
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