E36 320 Manual, random temporary loss of power or clutch
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    Question Manual, random temporary loss of power or clutch

    Hey guys thanks for checking this out,

    So more and more my car has been temporarily losing... something. I'm driving along and then within a few seconds, it feels like the car has turned off and then back on. If I'm accelerating and it happens, it's not like someone has pressed down the clutch, the whole car feels like someone has just pressed down the brake and then let go again for a second. The revs drop and then go back to normal, and it's happening more and more fequently. If I'm idling the car just stalls. But it doesn't require me to turn the car off and on again, it does all that itself and if I'm driving I'm 99% sure the radio keeps going as well which is weird because I assumed it was the battery. It like cuts out to the intial key turn phase where you can play the radio etc but the car engine isn't running. Any suggestions?

    It's a 1998, e36 320i manual.

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    Steven

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    Have you had the codes read?

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    As devil says get the code reads, where are you based

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    Yup, wot they said! ^^^^^ random and temporary normally points to something electrical/electronic

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    access this on my pc now, you in New Zealand? Was gonna say if you were local i could read your error codes lol

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