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Posted by Jack S. on January 18, 2002 at 01:53:20:

In Reply to: Engine dies while driving posted by brian on January 17, 2002 at 20:31:33:

My $.02 worth of things to check:

1. Main Fuel Pump
2. Secondary Fuel Pump(though this one is not really a showstopper like you describe)
3. Main Fuel Relay
4. Crank Position Sensor

I had the same symptoms, it ended up being a combination of the Secondary Pump and Crank Sensor.

Good Luck,
Jack S.


I have a continual problem with my 89 325IS, sometimes it takes me 10 minutes to start my engine (even while the engine is still warm) at other times it works perfectly fine. The other problem is that the engine will suddenly die while I'm driving on the road (it feels as if it has run out of gas)...after couple of minutes I am able to restart it and drive again. Any thoughts?...I already changed my oxygen sensor and that seemed to help somewhat but not entirely. I also replaced the rubber intake valve boot with a new one. Will appreciate any input on this matter.





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