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by Ewan1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input

Great news :thumb: Your description of the fault was too general and vague to home in on anything specific without more info. and testing, but a duff AFM certainly fits your symptoms. We would have got to it eventually! You haven't mentioned whether or not your car has a cat., but if it hasn't, and...
by Ewan1
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input

Figured out that the problem was the MAF sensor. Guessing it didn't read the incoming air correctly and in return wasn't putting in enough fuel making it run lean. Replaced the sensor and now it's working correctly again.

Thanks everyone for all the tips!
by Ewan1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input

BenHar wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:59 am
Have you checked the rotor arm and distributor cap?

Ben
No I have not, how would I go about checking these? Do I have to replace them and then see if it’s fixed or can I inspect them some other way?
by Ewan1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input

Brianmoooore wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:48 am
What does the tacho. needle do when the car misbehaves? Does it drop to zero, or track the actual revs?
It does track the actual revs
by Ewan1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: How to “Fix” broken E30Zone wiki links listed in posts
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: How to “Fix” broken E30Zone wiki links listed in posts

Would be nice if the developers would redirect the old page name to the new one, a lot of links on google are broken aswell!
by Ewan1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Car going down in revs and not responding to throttle input

Hi, I recently bought a 1990 316i with the m40b16 engine. When I bought the car there was a problem where that as the car was started while it was already warmed up it would barely be able to keep itself alive and sometimes stall. Helping it to stay alive with the throttle pedal didn’t work, there w...