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85eta
06-07-2004, 04:34 AM
How often do these need to change these?? Mine are 108,000km old, and the car has been missing every so slightly every once in a while when under a load up a hill or something like that. Pretty sure thats whats causing it, just wanted your thoughts. Oh ya, the plugs are only 15,000km old, so pretty sure they are fine. Thanks!

Steve

bmwm5lover
06-07-2004, 04:47 AM
How do u know if ur car is missfiring?

85eta
06-07-2004, 04:52 AM
it just cuts out ever so slightly under power as to not have perfectly smooth pwer as it usually has.

chromius
06-07-2004, 01:56 PM
The change interval can vary...but what you can do, is pull of the cap and see what the points look like...if they are burned and worn down then its time to replace...but if there is just slight wear...then I would say leave it....the slight misfireing could also be caused by injectors as well.

felixthecat
06-07-2004, 04:59 PM
i have tons of free "e" motor parts for you if you need anything(injectors,cap,rotor,ignition pick up,coil..blah,blah,blah)..stop by if you need anything..

BMW BMXer
06-07-2004, 05:04 PM
I think the stair step acceleration is common of etas.

My car does it too, I didn't know that was misfiring. But my cars been doing it forever hmm...

85eta
06-07-2004, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by BMW BMXer
I think the stair step acceleration is common of etas.

My car does it too, I didn't know that was misfiring. But my cars been doing it forever hmm...

is your car chipped? because after I chipped mine that surgy acceleration went completely away.

BMW BMXer
06-08-2004, 03:09 AM
No, its not

85eta
06-08-2004, 04:42 AM
Chip It!!!