I hope someone can help with a weird problem. I have a '97 E36 328
convertible (~96K miles). Recently, the 'Check Engine' light has been coming
on and the car seems to go into 'Safe mode' until I take my foot off the
gas; this happens after about 10-12 miles (in the AM), sooner in the
afternoon on my return home. I've taken the car to my mechanic (he does only
BMW and he is stumped); once, he found a 'throttle link' code indicating a
lack of communication between the transmission and the throttle (he reset
the sensor), but several other times there are no error codes. We have read
all the systems (with the little scanner) several times, including without
shutting the car off.
Any ideas about what this could be would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I live
in Miami, so I am thinking it may be some sort of temperature-related fault.