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I''ve just changed the oil inmy 98' 316i, but now when you press the pedal there is no throttle and the rpms start dropping to around 200rpms and sounds like it's tumbling. Why is that?

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You have disconnected something during the oil change retrace yourself. or you just lost an oil pump.

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