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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM   #1
Michaeln93
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2001 BMW 325CI Convertible Slow Acceleration

So my brother borrowed my car yesterday to do his job and his job requires him to drive around for a couple of hours making small stops (but engine on), and this happens. The right headlight went out as well as slow acceleration and very loud revving. Automatic transmission. Please assist, thanks.

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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM   #2
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Lesson learned, do not loan your car out, even to your brother.

I would check the fan clutch to make sure it is not locked up.

Search here on the forum, but with the engine off check to see if the fan is seized and you can also use a rolled up newspaper or magazine to see if you can stop the fan while the engine is idling. BUT be careful on doing this, search YouTube for a video, I am sure there will be one.
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I've got one that's slow too but it came from the factory like that
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 PM   #4
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Lesson learned, do not loan your car out, even to your brother.

I would check the fan clutch to make sure it is not locked up.

Search here on the forum, but with the engine off check to see if the fan is seized and you can also use a rolled up newspaper or magazine to see if you can stop the fan while the engine is idling. BUT be careful on doing this, search YouTube for a video, I am sure there will be one.
Thanks, I will try it.

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I've got one that's slow too but it came from the factory like that
Ha, I literally laughed at that. xD
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