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Anytime a car has been modified, it is tough to give valid advice from a keyboard. There is just no way to know what has been done. I can give you some general advice however. I would first suspect...
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What should I look for when buying this car
As you may know with any car, the way the car has been maintained previously has a lot to do with how well the car will last. The mileage is not abnormally high for a car of that age and...
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Lights don't work correctly, ABS warning on
Hello there, these are not uncommon problems for a vehicle to have when it sits for awhile. With the ABS light on, the most likely cause is low or poor condition brake fluid. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and can cause...
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Car won't idle, sputters and shuts off. 1995 BMW 318is
Hello there, a few different faults could cause this issue on your 1995 BMW 318is. When oil and coolant mix, the usual suspect is the head gasket. The mixing of coolant and oil may take some time to develop and...
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Poor gas mileage, sluggish engine. 1995 BMW 318is
Hello there, poor gas mileage is a common issue with the 1995 BMW 318is. In most cases, wider tires are not recommended, but this likely would not drop gas milage significantly. The most likely causes would be spark plugs, coil,...
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Erratic RPMs, 1995 BMW 318is
Hello there, there are a few possible causes for your 1995 BMW 318is to have a fluctuation in the RPM's. The most common are a vacuum leak, oxygen sensor, throttle sensor, exhaust leak, or the fuel pump. I recommend have...
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Starting problems, 1994 BMW 318is
Hello there. No start faults are common issues on older vehicles such as your 1994 BMW 318is. There are a variety of causes for a no start condition. The most likely are the starter, battery, ignition switch, fuel pump, fuel...
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Why is the car losing power and not accelerating? 1995 BMW 318is
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the ground wire from the main engine to frame ground to the right side engine mount. If this wire is corroded or loose, this will cause the engine to loose power on...
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Would a major leak from my exhaust back box cause it to fail the emmisions test and LAMDA reading
Hello - while an exhaust leak can have a minor effect on emissions, I would not expect that to cause a "Fail" - UNLESS your state or metro area does tolerate an exhaust leak for safety reasons (carbon monoxide poisoning...

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