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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I was driving my 318i and pulled up at a junction when it cut out. It was difficult to restart and once it was running again it would almost cut out when I tried to set off. I managed to get it home. It is difficult to start and needs some throttle to get going. It idles badly like it isn't...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    E46 320 ci idles fine but revs jump and drop circa 40 mph 05 346 320 CI 2.2 Auto Car idles fine. Doesnt cut out. Drives smoothly in almost all circumstances. The exception is when slowing down comming to traffic, at agout 40 mph or thereabouts the engine revs will jump up and down from circa...
  3. Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi All I would appreciate all the advice I can get here as I am at whits end. From cold when I start the car she Idles for a bout half a minute then dies then the heat gauge on the cluster goes up into the red. If I leave it for about 2 hrs she will do the same again. I have taken off the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, this is my first post, I've trawled though lots of forums and threads trying to find some answers. The car recently started missfiring and was running on what sounded like 3 cylinders, tested all the coils and spark plugs, 1 coil was faulty, I replaced that and the spark plugs as they...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, when engine is cold its starts fine, then until idles is above 1k for warm up its fine for a minute and then engine starts dying, idles drops till about 400-500 rpm and jump back to normal for couple sec and all starts again, once engine reach firs mark on temperature gauge it looks fine. I...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all - my first post on Bimmerforums but you might have seen my tale of woe on e46zone. My car - 2002 e46 Touring with M54 2.2Litre 6-cyl engine. Manual. 154,000 miles. Over the last few months I got a mis-fire at low rpm, and a slight lack of low speed power. Engine also drinks oil (1...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey all, I have a 52 plate E46 and its developed a poor starting fault. It turns over fine but fires like its been starved of fuel? Once running it idles fine with no loss of power and if you knock it off and restart it it starts fine, topically the fault reoccurs after being stood for around...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi lads in need of a little help, on Friday(the 13th):yikes my 2000 520i started idling roughly dropping revs almost to the point of dying and then just about picking up again. There was a noticeable smell of petrol too. So as I was on my way to my mechanic I noticed when I put the boot down she...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have recently purchased a 1990 E30 318is, which has been unused for around 18 months and has been parked outside. It started fine with a battery booster and I was able to drive it to its MOT with no problem. Having got it back from the garage it has developed a problem where it will start and...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi,can anyone add some suggestions of the cause of my problem,we have just replaced head after pressurisation problem,and all seems now well,however before this the car would also exibit, slowing on road and overheating,car running temp now perfect but por starting, good cold idle ,but slight...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    when i start my car in the morning on a cold engine and i am stopped at the lights. The car sometimes has a mind of its owns and grunts, revs up on its own. when i mean it revs it dont rev hard it just revs slightly, the whole car shakes and vibrates. onces it vibrated so violently the car...
  12. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi there, I was wondering if any of you nice people could shed any light on why my 5series is idleing at between 2500-3000rpm (look like a boyracer when waiting at a traffic light). Ok Ive checked the throttle peddle and cable, which return to zero. I don't think it's a sticky air valve either...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    please help my engine idles to low, untill i get to about 3000 revs the car doesnt pull, after that the power kicks in.. please help :rofl
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