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    Hey all!


    My names Garreth, thought I'd come to the forum for some help with my 02 BMW E46 318Ci SE 2L 4 cylinder coupe! I brought it from a dodgy dealer (my fault just feel in love with the 1st one I went to see, maybe I'll learn my lesson one day haha) 1st problem I had with it was the battery and that's been changed and working fine now I have a HUGE loss of power. Took the car to a garage and after 2 full working days of looking for the problem and changing a few sensors it turns out I have 3cylinders that have gone and the vehicle is running of just the one! Lol very bad times. I'm planning on getting another engine for it but I have no idea where to start? Do I need an engine with a gearbox, wiring loom, ecu, dash clocks etc OR can I just get another working engine and just do a straight up swap? I would strip it down my self but there's not enough hours during the day by the time I'm done working its pitch black out side lol hope you guy could shine some light on my horribly annoying situation and help get me back on the road!

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    Things to consider

    A. How much did the car cost
    B. How much is a new/refurbed engine
    C. How much would it cost to fit the new engine

    Is it worth replacing the old engine? Who knows what else could go wrong with the car
     
     

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    I would sell quickly and buy a 6cyl engine 320 upwards

    I had a 318ci to start i didnt realise they wernt 6cyl had a few issues nothing major,what do u mean the cylinders are gone? Do u mean there just misfiring?
    Mine had this were it was just running on 2 cylinders cost about £100 in parts 4 new coil packs and 4 new spark plugs sorted

    I would think the coil packs may never been changed so worth a shot bmw are quite tough cars so i would only think you need to swap engines if it serious

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    By gone I mean no compression like nothing's happening in them I might try a new coil pack though, it's weird because the engine management light isn't on and when it's running the revs drop so much it just stalls :/


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    If there is no compression then coil packs will make no difference. I would remove the cylinder head first and see what its like. Strange that it has no or little compression on three cylinders. You have nothing to loose by wiping the head of and having a look at the valves, head gasket etc. Did you drive it before purchase and what was it like?
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    If it has zero compression on 3 cylinders then I don't see how it's starting. A 4 cylinder will run poorly on 3 cylinders, it might run on 2 depending which 2. But on 1?
     
     

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