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    Hi guys I'm new here I just got a bmw 318i 1990 it has a m40 engine it was not kept in good condition so please can any of u help me I'm having engine problems where its not idling proply and at 4000 revs I got no power its like a flat spot

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    Hi @rushdene and welcome to BMWforums.info

    Sounds like it could be the MAF sensor but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to confirm or repute my guess

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    Hello rushdene - Welcome to BFI

    I agree with Simon, it could be a faulty MAF. But I would start with checking for airleaks first, this can cause bad idles.

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    hello and welcome Rushdene

    I used to live in Durban too! How is it nowadays? Where about Durban are you at?

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    Hi Rushdene, Welcome to BMWForums.info........................

    Glad you could join us .

    I suspect rather that it is the rubber intake boot that has split. This can be found just behind the MAF. If you rule that out and have checked for other air leaks then unplug the MAF sensor and see how the car runs.


    I am also from Durban

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