1987 BMW 325 cold start problem

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1987 BMW 325 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 180000 miles

When driving to work the other day my car started to stall when I would slow down and I'd have to keep restarting it. When it would restart sounded like it was mis-firing like the timing was off. After work it started really hard and in order to keep it running I would have to keep my foot on the gas and the rpms up over 2000. Going down the highway was no problem only when slowing below 2000 rpms. I ran it out of gas not to long ago so figured I probably had a clogged fuel line or filter, but replaced the filter and checked the fuel line and it seemed to fix the problem that night and it started and ran fine. The next day it wouldn't start at all and hasn't since. I've checked the distrubuter plugs and wires and have good spark. Checked the cold start valve, it was bad so I replace it. The thermo time switch has voltage and continuety, but it doesn't seem to be shutting off like it is supposed to be. There is also way too much fuel in the air intake manifold. I'm basicaly out of money and want to be sure it is this switch before I go buy something else. It also seems like the TPS is not adjusted properly as I'm not getting a reading between terminals 2 &18 like I'm supposed t, could that be the problem as well. What else could be wrong? Fuel pump is working and I'm getting fuel to the injectors

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 8:57 AM

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I wold run a fuel pressure test and a volume test.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 6:41 PM

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