2000 328i sport intermittent fuel prob. - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: utah
Posts: 2
My Ride: 2000 328i sport
2000 328i sport intermittent fuel prob.

Please HELP!!!So I just got the car a few weeks ago, and havent had any probs until yesterday........my wife thought she had run out of gas. The low gas light had just turned on the night before while pulling in the driveway. When i got to her she said it just died. I put about half a gallon of 85 lawnmower gas in it to get to the station. The service engine light is on now and we dont know exactly when it came on, we know it wasnt on when she left the house. Now the car is completely intermittent with these probs....sluggish, underpowered, rough idle, fails to downshift at low rpms even the last inch of the pedal. It just bogs a little and never downshifts. Sometimes it runs perfect and it can clear up while driving or after shutting the engine off for a little while. sometiomes i start it and drive for 45 minutes with no probs. Ive burned about 1/4 tank of fuel out after adding seafoam. seems to be a little better now ==not as frequent. It completely stalled once during one of these episodes. Codes p0170 p0173 p1188 p1189, cleaned MAF, checked for vacuum leaks, replaced air filter........new to BMWs and love the car, any help or suggestions would be appreciated., 1 other question, ever since weve had the car during the first 5 minutes of using the ac the air surges in the cabin, the engine sounds normal just the fan speed in the cabin. Is this a common occurence


Last edited by chuck0038; 08-22-2010 at 09:17 PM.
chuck0038 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 09-13-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: utah
Posts: 2
My Ride: 2000 328i sport
Thanks everyone
chuck0038 is offline   Reply With Quote

fuel, sluggish, stall, underpowered

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.