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Old 04-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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M3 E36 issues

Hello maxbimmer members,
I own a 1997 E36 M3 with 145K Miles since 4 months never had any issues but about a week ago the car starts feeling like it's loosing power (it is for sure not as responsive as before),steering wheel shaking when driving and slow starts ..anyway i scanned with my Peake tool (for BMW's)trying to find the problem
These are the codes (car idles normal)
EE(misfire cyl #1)
EF(misfire cyl #2)
E3(O2 sensor adaption limit)
E4(O2 sensor adaptation limit)
Need someone that knows about theses cars (diagnostic)
or any help would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Hows the plugs?

Pull them an inspect them if you haven't changed them recently or know when they were last done. Swap coils while you are at it. If the misfire moves then you'll know you have too bad coils. Which would explain the loss of power.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hello maxbimmer members,
I own a 1997 E36 M3 with 145K Miles since 4 months never had any issues but about a week ago the car starts feeling like it's loosing power (it is for sure not as responsive as before),steering wheel shaking when driving and slow starts ..anyway i scanned with my Peake tool (for BMW's)trying to find the problem
These are the codes (car idles normal)
EE(misfire cyl #1)
EF(misfire cyl #2)
E3(O2 sensor adaption limit)
E4(O2 sensor adaptation limit)
Need someone that knows about theses cars (diagnostic)
or any help would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
I had misfires on my 330 after storing the car over winter. I removed the coil packs and shoved a metal file into the coil and gave it a few twists to remove corrosion and reseated the coil on the plug and presto back in business. Try this before replacing them
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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I was the previous owner of that car.
I have replaced the spark plugs.
Brand new pre-cat 02 sensors.
Intake boot replaced due to crack.
ICV hose that is famous for breaking also replaced.


Amine, you could try swapping cyl1 and cyl2 coils with cyl3 and cyl4 for example, clear the codes, and see if they come back as misfire on cyl3 and cyl4, then you know it's the coils.

I doubt there are vacuum leaks as I've inspected and replaced what was needed.
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