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Old 12-18-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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spudder in 1st-3rd gear

Hey Kids,

Since last sat we've had some lovely temperatures... -30 on sat, -30 on Mon, -30 on tues, -15 on wed & +2 on Thurs. I picked up some gas line antifreeze the other night and put it in my gas tank. My tank was a 1/4 full at this point. the following morning i filled the tank up and now I am noticing some spudder form 1st gear to 3rd. my car is idling normal, but last night i could hear an abnormal exhaust tone.

Do you think the varience in temperature + the added gasline antifreeze could have resulted in this? i always use 89 octane from the same gas station.

hopefully someone could shed SOME light here.

Thank you!
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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How many km does your car have or when was the fuel filter changed last? I just changed my fuel filter with 280,000km on the car and it was clogged big time. Slightly smoother at idle now, but definitely snappier in the revs.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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182kms. it just started happening since the temps have been outrageous. I have been meaning to replace the fuel filter. its on the wish list! but like I said earlier, since the temps have been so low and then above normal, im hoping a quick spit of gas line antifreeze dilutes any water; if that is even the case here!!

fingers crossed, but thanks for the reply!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Hey no problem. Yeah that seems a bit of a tough one without going through the normal tune up options. Like how are your spark plugs, air filter, mass air...etc...
Only time my car actually acted weird was when the throttle body boot was cracked and I could hear it sucking in air while I was driving. Then a few weeks later after replacing it, the hose connecting to it came off due to it being cracked as well which caused my car not to idle and stall.
That's about all I can come up with for ya.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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89 oct in 328is? Don't you have to put 91 at least?
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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nope! says right on the gas cap 89! post 99's up'd it to 91.

i think it is the fuel filter, but i'm flying back to T.O on Thurs so it'll get a new one in the new year!
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