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    Yes i have tried pete but he is always so busy.Maybe i will call him again see if he has time.I will try a cam sensor in the meantime
     
     

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    just another thing.. Is the throttle position sensor supposed to buzz when the ignition is on and continues for about 10 secs after its turned off ??Mine does..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaauto View Post
    just another thing.. Is the throttle position sensor supposed to buzz when the ignition is on and continues for about 10 secs after its turned off ??Mine does..
    IIRC I've had a M44 engined Z3 do it before and that ran fine

    You can always have a go at measuring the sensor, should be a smooth rise and fall in resistance when you operate the pedal.

    Is there any evidence of the engine being apart before? leads on correct? front coil lead going to number one, next coil lead going to number 2, and so on.

    It's always easier when the car is in front of you
     
     

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    Yes the leads are on correct. They wernt when i got the car so someone has been messing with it .The engine has not been apart as far as i can see.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaauto View Post
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    It always had an intermittent spark,just seems to spark whenever it wants to
    Is the spark intermittent on each cylinder?
     
     

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    yes it is .If you take the plugs out and look for a spark it just seems to spark whenever it wants to when you turn the enine over.Also it pumps so much fuel into the cylinders that it hydraulic locks sometimes when you turn it over and if you take the plugs out and turn the engine over it gushes out of the plug holes...
     
     

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    Check the wiring harness to the fuel injectors for breaks and poor earths. Had exactly the same problem on another car (not BMW). The main injector harness had worn through and was earthing against a coolant pipe. This caused two injectors to stay open and fill the bores up with fuel . Its worth checking each injector harness for continuity.
     
     

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    will do thanks
     
     

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    When my DME got flooded, you wouldn't beleive the things the car was doing. (The plugs were sparking and the injectors were pulsing when the car was just sitting with the ignition switch on.

    Since you have changed to a different DME and still have the same symptoms, it may still be a problem with a sensor, however, it would be worth checking the big multiplug at the DME if you haven't done already. Check the pins for any corrosion or gunge caused by the water. The part with the pins can be pulled out a bit from the plug cover to allow you to see where the cable cores terminate at the pins. Check there is no shit in there as well.
     
     

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    Thanks but i did that early on All dry with no corrosion.Is it worth checking the round screw together multi plug connections under the battery??
     
     

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