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Hi gang.

Can anyone advise me as to whats wrong with my 214i. Its juddering in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears, and it came to an embarrasing halt on a roundabout earlier today. It took a few tries to start it back up again and a distinct smell of petrol came through my fan system.

My mate said I somehow flooded the engine, which doesnt surprise me because Im rather heavy footed on the accelerator, but I just wanted to know what you guys thought.

Thanks in advance.

Mack
 

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You can flood the engine once its running I dont think. If you pump away like crazy when the car isnt running then you could do it maybe, but i dont think its a possible reason for it stopping.
Maybe you are in the wrong gear!
 

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Thats originally what I thought, so when it started on the roundabout, I moved it into first, but no, it halted more or less dead in its tracks...
 

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Any more ideas guys? I need to find out whats wrong with my car desperately so I know if Im getting to work or not for the rest of the month lol
 

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Its injection so you cant really "flood" an engine like you can with carbs. If the engines not running, pressing the accelater just opens and closes the throttle, nothing else. A few people have had problems with the revs dropping down to just above stall point when they press the clutch but its sometimes cured by re-setting the stepper motor, this can be done by putting the key to position 2, fully depressing and releasing the accelator 5 times and then turning back off. Hope this helps.
 

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Phil_216sli_Mk3 said:
Its injection so you cant really "flood" an engine like you can with carbs. If the engines not running, pressing the accelater just opens and closes the throttle, nothing else. A few people have had problems with the revs dropping down to just above stall point when they press the clutch but its sometimes cured by re-setting the stepper motor, this can be done by putting the key to position 2, fully depressing and releasing the accelator 5 times and then turning back off. Hope this helps.

Actually it can be done. Cranking whilst pumping the throttle could do it.
 

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Actually it can be done. Cranking whilst pumping the throttle could do it.
Yep I know that but im trying not to confuse the matter too much, generally speaking though they dont flood like carb'ed engines do.
 

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When I got a smell of petrol through the fan heaters, it was because I had a loose petrol hose which leaked fuel into the engine bay; whichwould explain the judering and stalling too (lack of fuel). Get the engine turning over and stick you head under the bonnet.

This was on a carb engine though, so it may not be relevant at all, but it doesnt hurt to have a look....
 
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