1995 BMW 318 very sluggish and stutters when accelerating

Tiny
MAGNIETO2003
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  • 1995 BMW 318
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 145,000 MILES
Hi I have had this problem for a few months now. We had a bit of bad weather and since then my car has been very sluggish when accelerating especially once ive driven it then got back in a few hours later and driven it again.

when im driving at a steady speed it will lose power and I have to put my foot fully down to gain speed again it will splutter and then gain speed once this happens once it is almost continual. Also sometimes when I stop the revs jump from almost dieing to normal continuously but it never dies.

i have changed the spark plugs and the air flow meter but the problem persists.

any help would be appreciated.

kind regards sam.
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 9:25 AM

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Tiny
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Often the tank vent valve is the culprit.
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 9:29 AM

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