In Reply to: M3 dying posted by Eric on October 30, 2000 at 01:17:03:
Mine seems worst the less I use it. If I do a long journey it can be okay for days. If I do short(ish) journeys to work and back home every day it starts cutting out on a daily basis. This morning I hadn`t used it all weekend and it kept starting then stalling. Then it wouldnt start for 4 or 5 turns then it would start again and if I tried to hold the revs up it would still just die.
I`m not too concerned about mine now because the problem is now narrowed down so should be fixed after I take it back a second time. Once my engine is warm its fine.
Ok so it rained last night, and since I am pretty civilized with my car most of the time I decided to do a couple of doughnuts in an empty parking lot w/ my friend. about a minute after leaving the parking lot, the engine rpm's go REALLY low, then it dies. fire it back up, dies. So I figured that I got the cap/rotor a little wet, and fire it up in the morning and it should be alright.
morning comes around same thing...hmmm, this could be a problem. if I keep my foot in the throttle, where it used to keep steady at 2,000rpm, it now cuts out, dips to about 1,100rpm then jumps back up to 2,000rpm. does this constantly, and sometimes dips lower. if I take my foot off the gas, it immediately dies before the engine drops below 1,000rpm.
nothing had improved since I got home from work. I have noticed that the carpet is also wet underneath my floor mat on the drivers side. Also I just put in a JC chip about a week ago. I'm going to re-install the stock chip and see if that makes any difference.
any ideas what the heck is wrong with my car?
thanks in advance