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Re: My car died last night!! I need your help!! (archive)

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Posted by Roger J. Jocom on August 25, 2000 at 23:08:55:

In Reply to: My car died last night!! I need your help!! posted by Charles on August 25, 2000 at 12:16:50:


I pulled up to an intersection and put the clutch in and she died. SO I pushed her over to the side of the road. I tried to start the car again and it just kept turing over but no ignition. so I figured my fuel pumps went out, but that could not be because my pumps were replaced recently. SO I checked fues and none were blown. I check all fule lines, no breaks or leaks, so 5 min later I am just about to call a tow, I jump in and crank her over. It cranked and cranked and cranked some more and finally ignited. Let out a huge bang, some falmes and ahuge cloud of smoke. Now my car runs fine but I am worried. Could it be a clog in the fuel line that finnaly let go or maybe a relay, i am confused. Let me know if you have any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

Charles

Charles,
This is a direct result of not changing
the O2 sensor as recomended what the sensor does for the car is to monitor the exhaust and resirculate the unburn gas. at the same time, tells the computer to udjust the air fuel mixture. all this calculation is happening in 1000 of a second
so u dont even notice it. but the sensor ability to do this deminish asit get old until it can not keep up .iventually all this unburn gas will eventually clog your catalytic converter. if iwere
u i will replace this two item before you risk a car fire and loose your precious M I dont mean to scare you but you have your warning refrain from driving the car until you have it check by your mechanic
RJ///M3



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