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    Hi all (this is my first post!)

    anyway!

    i have a bmw 316i 2001 model and its got issues

    some slightly less bothersome than others! anyway an issue that is particularly bothersome has arose! my bmw 316i decides to cut out at every giveway i stop at. the battery light comes on and it stalls. so i put the car into neutral and switch the engine on and it starts again fine (til the next giveway that is!), on the move the car is fine and runs fine. i spoke to a indy mechanic over the phone and he has sort of ruled out the alternator or battery but said a possible sensor could be the cause.

    anyway was thinking anyone else had this problem, if so what was it and was it serious (as in £££)

    thanks in advance

    Adam
     
     

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    I had a similar problem, when shifting to low gears. The torque opened air pipe leading to the engine (the concertina rubber one), which overloads the engine air intake and causes it to stall.... Mine cost 11 pounds to repair.

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    thanks tom for the reply, is it a diy job for us novices? any pictures or diagrams or books which would assit that you know of?


    once again many thanks
     
     

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    In my case as I remember the DIY fix was finding the split and taping it up with black leccy tape, about five minutes work, including removing it with Jubilee clips. The BMW fix was a new part, bought at a cost 11 pounds and fitted by myself in 5-10 minutes on the forecourt :-) Mine was on my E36 though not my E46, however the principle should well be the same.... :-)

    My problem was that as the engine torqued it twisted, which opened the gap, which is why it only happened in low gear..... :-) But it really was a case when diagnosing of getting the fault code: with air intake fault. and working from there, revving it with the bonnet up helped because you could see what was going on under there, but it really is easy just look for the big black hose (it should if memory serves be a black concertina thing, looks like the centre part of a ribbed condom) and just feel between the ribs if the split is large you can (as was in my case) poke your finger through :-), if not, I'm afraid I'm out of ideas other than a faulty sensor.... Or knackered air filter, a mate had a similar problem on his golf where the foam performance filter he added disintegrated into his engine and left a big gap and misfires.....

    Haynes would be the obvious place to start, although if you do a search for E46 engine bay that may help..... :-)

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    Check pipe number 3 out here for splits http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...34&hg=13&fg=15.

    Also check out valve #1 here and the pipe #3 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...14&hg=11&fg=15

    If the valve whistles from the triangular vent in the top it's knackered, put your ear to it and listen for any leaks. If the pipe is split it will make the car cut out
     
     

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    Have you any engine light warning coming on whilst driving? When you restart it will the vehicle idle ok and do you have to hold the revs up to keep it going?
    Last edited by Stephano; 18-12-2008 at 21:35.
     
     

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