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Engine Stalling Problem


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I have a 1975 BMW 2002 with an automatic transmission. Everything on the car is original equipment. I have owned the car for a few months and haven't had any issues with car until now. The car starts, idles and drives fine but after 10-20 minutes of driving it will suddenly stall when coming to a stop. When I try to restart the engine it just turns over and will occasionally backfire. After the car sits (usually blocking traffic) for a few minutes it will start again and run fine. To be proactive, I recently installed a new fuel filter but can't imagine that would cause the problem?


Please help with suggestions for how to begin identifying the problem. Thanks in advance.     

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Do you know which carb you are using? If you have the automatic choke on the original carb maybe that is the culprit. If you have a weber carb with a manual choke prolly not related. Some of the webers came with a automatic choke as well. How about the fuel pump electric or original head mounted manual push rod driven pump. I have seen this problem when the cars get hot and the pump is failing in hot weather. Maybe do a flow rate test on either style. Good luck !

BMW 2002 owner since 1981

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