1999 BMW 318 PETROL ENGINE SOUNDING LIKE A DIESEL

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  • 1999 BMW 318

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 BMW 318 Manual 126760 miles

The oil light came on and went off while driving, after few minutes the car lost driving power and the engine cut off, did not want to start again. We serviced the car, replaced the oil (it was dirty and sticky) and replaced the oil filter, then the car started again but sounded like a diesel engine even though its a petrol. What can be the cause?

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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 3:45 AM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Could be the cam chain tensioner, changing the oil on a regular basis is suggested.

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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 11:28 AM

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