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Old 12-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #83
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OMG Doug don't say that

My E46 sputters at cold start, but only when cold. When the weather was pretty warm few weeks ago, it started right up perfectly(hit 1400rpm at start up). And OBD is throwing P0101, MAF malfunction, so I guess this POS MAF has gone bad already(35k miles).

Interrogative, did your E36 have exactly same symptom as mine? Hot upper/cold lower&radiator, overheating under load(drive), and coolant overflow?
And what kind of tests did you perform in order to determine head failure? Compression test, combustion leak test(blue fluid), etc?
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