E46 323 New problem please help?
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    New problem please help?

    Ok so here is my problem>>

    Car was driving fine last night then i had loss of power and it felt like i was driving on four cylinders,,,Its Automatic and i had no kick down as well when i tried flooring it,,At standstill 0 MPH Idle speed would drop and pick up between 500-800RPM almost stalling at times and car was bouncing.


    This morning i plugged in INPA and it informed me cylinder 3, 4,&5 at fault...So i got some spark plugs ready to fit.

    BEFORE I FIT PLUGS I REMEMBERED A PAST PROBLEM

    with this split pipe>

    Help identifying oil pipe E46 1999 323i

    I have never got round to fixing it so today i bodged some tape around the split part of pipe before fitting spark plugs....


    Car now running fine...........Most impressed could this split pipe have caused this type of running issues?

    I now have a new replacement pipe from BMW ready to fit...11..

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    Yes split pipes will cause issues like you describe

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Yes split pipes will cause issues like you describe

    Yer it was one of them mad after thoughts that played on my mind....I knew the pipe was split and needed fixing just never got round to it....And i hate knowing there is a problem with any car and not fixing it straight away....

    My lesson learned...I payed out 45 on plugs as well,,,And all it was is a pipe for 11..


    Pipe getting put on tomorrow ,,,And may as well treat her to some fresh plugs.

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