In Reply to: Re: CAR DIED-PLEASE READ-HELP?? posted by Angus on October 03, 2000 at 23:34:41:
I am in desperate need of help!!!my car has no power what soever. it barely cranks over, and it doesn't go. i cant even come up my driveway. a couple of days ago i noticed, that when i was going uphill the car sputtered the tiniest bit around 2200rpm. as today progressed it got worse and worse. i noticed that my temp gauge was reading way below normal. i flushed and changed the coolant. when it was filled with just water the problem seemed better, when i put the mix in, it ran alright for a couple of mins, than i began to sputter at idle, i took it for a spin and slowly it lost all power, i basically had to push it home. the exhaust sounds real odd (i have never heard a cyl miss, but it might be that) . i watched the engine, and when it sould sputter, it would kind jar the whole car!!!....PLEASE HELP, ANY SUGGESTIONS APPRECITED, WILL BE UP ALL NITE!!!!!
ED Z (seriously bummed)
No expert here either, but I have seen a lot of message traffic refering to the fuel pump relay as well going bad on E30's. It is located in the fire wall on the right hand side near the coolant overflow bottle behind the black plastic covering.
Check that out, the fuel pump, fuel injection system and fuses and electrical system. Good luck
BTW, have you ever washed your engine???
People have to be really careful when they do that.