Hi there,I'm a new member who is at her wits end with my 1999 316i coupe.A few months ago I was driving along when it literally "died";all power cut out including battery.I managed to pull in just before someone ran into the back of me.
I have spent hundreds of pounds trying to diagnose/fix this problem.I had a valve replaced (near breather ) which was apparently sucking air into the fuel.
In the last ten months it has had a new battery,new radiator & this new valve.
It stops almost on every journey now;I find it does it more if I don't warm it up long enough in the morning..
It didn't start the other day at work (turned it on & all dials went crazy) so had to get the RAC out.He could't work out why after 10 minutes of running the engine,it just cut out...
I told him about the breather & he stripped that back & after this the car was fine.
I have had it in three garages now who cannot tell me what is wrong;I'm getting very worried that if the car stops again someone may run into me !!!
Has anyone ever heard of this problem ?
Any help gratefully received