Please can you help me with a problem we are having on the Wife's E46 318i?
The fault appeared a while ago but then seems to come and go.
The car start without a problem but when you pull away there is no power and you can press the accelerator right to the floor and the car barely propels itself and there appears to be a lot of exhaust noise from under the bonnet. (The wife describes it as sounding like a tractor). This lack of power then passes but if you accelerate say in third gear, when you get higher up the rev range you can feel it hesitating. Not a mis-fire more like lack of fuel. It also has a the habit of whilst stationary the engine stops as though the stop start button is depressed. This isn't the case though but the car starts again when you start to panic.