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Old 02-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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figured out why the car is dies

for over a week now the car has been dieing sometimes and at certain moments at start up or at high speeds, the motor wont run on all cylinders... and yesterday saw the vacuum line wasnt attached to the control unit so today try and reattach it and say WTF, its coming up like 4 inches short so how did it rip and tear off that much.

so gonna replace the line, check my spark plugs, maybe the coilpacks, and start her back up and hope she purs with that exhaust leak still lol


NEW DETAILS ON THE BOTTOM, FOUND ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH MOTOR AND NOT SURE IF IT WILL RUN AGAIN, keep ur fingers crossed

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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I have been told that could cause the engine to run not on all cylinders, and also have been told that wouldnt cause it... so Im kinda lost, but either way gonna do a quick fix or replace the entire vacuum line if I figure out where it goes
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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OK, the vacuum line wasnt just broken up front by the air pump (recently broken), but the line behind the engine WASNT even attached, so will fix tomorrow. and found the culprit to my exhaust leak, wasnt the manifold like my dad and a mechanic I took it to stated, TRY A LOOSE SPARK PLUG that has the 4 little tips broken off and now have shavings in the engine (not sure if the engine will run on all cylinders ever again). Bought a new spark plug and installed with all the others with anti seize on all spark plugs and threw coils on in the correct cylinders (ALWAYS SEPARATE AND WRITE IN EACH ZIPBLOCK BAG WHAT CYLINDER IT GOES TO), tomorrow I will install a new vacuum line, install the 2 rear 02 sensors, and reset the codes before fireup.... AND HOPE FOR THE BEST!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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Bought 1 new spark plug? Lol.

Won any drift in events in that mad-tyte automatic, open-diff 325i yet?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #8
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well if motor is shot not doing manual swap, just gonna either part the car or sell cheap, and buy another chassis... have 2 manual trans and 2 driveshafts so hope the motor runs on all 6 cylinders again.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #9
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also getting another dif, and gonna run a welded dif since not extreme horse power, and then eventually go to LSD. most likely a KAAZ
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #10
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Bought 1 new spark plug? Lol.

Won any drift in events in that mad-tyte automatic, open-diff 325i yet?
yeah I wasnt gonna order them online. Online cost $7, dealership $25... GOD DDAAMMMNN (if e46 removes that then this forum is getting crazy, wasnt sure if I could put DAMN)!
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