My cat hates the rain

Asked by Dec 21, 2015 at 11:40 PM about the 1987 BMW 3 Series 325e

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok. So I've asked on here a few times about this.  
My bmw sputters/backfires,  idles hard,  and
refuses to accelerate in the rain. I've replaced the
rotor button,  distributor cap (sealed with liquid
gasket as well), spark plugs and wires. I've also
had a trusted "mechanic" check for a vacuum leak,  
but she still does it.  At the beginning it would last
a day or two,  now she'll usually run fine to start,  
then after a stop it'll start and go on for only a
block or so,  then she'll feel like she kicks into gear,  
hard,  and she'll run fine.  ANY ONE HAVE ANY
MORE IDEAS AS TO WHAT'S WRONG?

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40,115

Did you seal all the spark plug boots at both ends with dielectric grease?

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check your grounds everywhere,, short ...its a loss of signal...

I did not, my father made no mention of having to do that. What specifically would I be looking for when looking at the grounds?

I just realized my phone corrected the title to say cat, instead of car. I mean, it is true, and if it gets people's attention.

40,115

My cats don't like rain either.

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