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Have a 2006 bmw 318i and it splutters and loses power intermittently

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have a 2006 bmw 318i and it splutters and loses power intermittently after about 10 -15 mins of driving
what question can I answer for you about this?
do you want to know possible causes? something else?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes please possible causes. if this will help, sometimes the abs light comes on and also the low tyre pressure light when it happens. but all reset themselves when ignition is switched off.
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this suggests a fault with the abs module on the car, which can lead to a restriction in power.
the only way to fully diagnose this is to have the faults read from the car with a BMW scan tool - a generic local garage cannot tackle this problem, you will need to use a main dealer or at the very least a BMW specialist garage, as expensive, specialist equipment is required for this diagnosis
other common possible causes of power loss are a fuel pressure issue or faulty airflow sensor. These can be checked hands on in a straight forward fashion by any reputable garage
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