Hello I am new to the forum, I have a manual 1995 318is. I've been driving it for about a year now and a few weeks ago the car wouldn't start. I drove it to my destination with no problem and when I went to leave the car wouldn't start. I was on top of a hill and tried to pop it all the way down with no luck. I read somewhere to take out the telephone fuse, I did so, and it fired right up. No problems until yesterday. Same story, I drove somewhere, turned off the car for 5 minutes, and when I was leaving the lights came on but it wouldn't go. I was able to push start it this time and thought it was fine, maybe a problem with the battery. But when I began to drive the car would rev up to 2500 or so RPM and power would just drop, disappear. Accelerator was depressed firmly to the ground and the car was slowing to a halt. I checked the battery and terminals, no problem there. Someone suggested fuel filter but that wouldn't explain the lack of start with key. I greatly appreciate any light that anyone can throw on this.