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  1. 2008 BMW 520d msport manual - sluggish acceleration, hesitation, poor power in low revs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, Ive got a 2008 520d msport 177bhp (150k mile) m47 engine and i've been having problems with the car being underpowered at low revs. The car accelerates sluggishly up until 2k rpm but it seems the turbo doesnt fully kick in until 2.5k rpm If you drive the car hard it seems drives well...
  2. E92 330D sluggish

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So my E92 is an old girl now (2008), owned since new, now on 171,000 miles. I've had several problems in last 3 years with the engine which I will cover to give some context / background maybe to my current issue which is; very slow acceleration from 1000 RPM through to 2000RPM. After that it...
  3. E36 328i Convertible Auto - sluggish start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Greetings, As with other similar posts, my 328 (1996, convertible, automatic) seems to be running in limp mode. I state 'seems', because the behavior matches limp mode, but the fail safe indicator is not lit. This is may daily driver to work, and have been driving it daily for one year now...
  4. 325Ci (M54 Engine) Sluggish as hell

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Okay, there's no EML showing. The only codes that exist are for: O2 sensor bank 2 post-cat insufficient heat output 7b activation map cooling I have a new thermostat ready to go in to solve the 7b error - however, would the o2 sensor really cause the car to feel so horriblly sluggish? There's...
  5. e60 530d 2006 sluggish performance

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey guys, I just bought a lovely 530d e60 2006 done 105K miles. The car looks nice but I noticed the performance is sluggish, i does reach high speeds on motorways but takes longer and there is no kick in acceleration. I took it to an indy and they told me its the particulate filter blocked...
  6. Sluggish 320d buying advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    A 320d coupe has come up for sale and only fault is it's apparently sluggish In low gears, he says it's a vacuum fault he thinks but not sure, there's no fault lights, and no smoke, and it's boosting to 18psi, is there any way to quickly check to see if it's something worse? I'll be taking a...
  7. 320d really sluggish

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey guys had some bad problem with lack of power recently also had a rough idle issue but seems to have gone away after changing vac pipes Anyway it takes ages to rev up and when it does its still slow. Was getting low readings for air flow in inpa so I unplugged the maf and it's soo much...
  8. 2006 520d manual - Sluggish acceleration, hesitation, no power in low revs, hiccups

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I've got 2006 e60 520d manual (140k miles) m47 engine and I've been having issues with the car being underpowered in low revs for a few months now. I bought the car 3 months ago and a few weeks later I've noticed that the car is seriously underpowered in low revs. Wasn't paying much...
  9. 2006 E90 318i Sluggish in gear and Check Engine Light on

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all First time poster here. Hoping you guys can help... My wife's '06 E90 has been intermittently sluggish in 2nd and 3rd gear for a few weeks and yesterday the CEL came on. I took the car to a friend who read the codes off it: They are: 2A59 | VVT - Leading Sensor 2A5B | VVT - Ref...
  10. 320d sluggish acceleration smoke

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all first time poster and owner with problems hope someone can help.. Anyway owned the car for about a week now. It's on a 52 plate and has 103k on the clock with fsh and previous older owner serviced every 6k miles. Driving about the car felt sluggish a couple of days after buying it. Black...
  11. E91 325d slightly sluggish start when hot

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows what could cause the car to have a slower start when warm? First start of the day or when the cars engine is cold it starts fine, no problems at all. However when I've driven it to work or wherever and its warmed up a bit when I go to start again it'll need...
  12. 2003 320i - Sluggish with loads of error codes.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car has developed a missfire and feels very sluggish. I have the engine light on and EML light (unsure of the difference between these two?) I've plugged in a generic code reader and have many faults! :- P0313 Misfire detected - low fuel P1501 Idle speed control valve stuck closed P0102...
  13. 2004 318d sluggish acceleration and hissing noise from engine bay no visable smoke

    hi peeps, new to the forum and new to driving bmws any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
  14. Sluggish and down on fuel Eco?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm sure this has been asked before but everything seems to point to DPF. I've not had the car long but struggle to reach over 40mpg even on a half decent run, also in the higher gears even 60mph plus it still feels a bit gutless. I find if I drive it hard for a while it seems more responsive...
  15. 530d sluggish ?!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hello people. I don't know if im repeating any of the treads but, sorry. my 530d 2009 is experiencing issues sometimes,. and only sometimes , with full throttle there is no sign on of anything, RPMs are going up slightly and it takes 4-5 sec for car to start accelerating, usually felt then at...
  16. Sluggish 535d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My 2005 535d seems to be a bit sluggish accelerating sometimes especially on low speeds I scanned for fault codes and got the following 4587 4530 4a27 4doo 480a 481a 4b90 4185 Anyone know what they are The exhaust back pressure reads 144mba on tick over The last DPF regen status is -5120m...
  17. 52plate x5 sluggish acceleration

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all just bought a 52 plate x5 3.0l auto the acceleration is slow when first pull away then kicks in all of a sudden any help would be great as I know very little about cars thanks
  18. 318ci misfire, very sluggish uphill

    General BMW Discussions
    hi, hopefully someone can help with my engine problem. I have a 2003 318ci, 2.0L, N42 engine which has done 117,000 miles. It starts pretty much first time and drives well at first, then it starts to misfire and struggles uphill big time. the EML came on and the codes say misfire. The spark...
  19. 2002 automatic 318 compact, sluggish

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a problem with my 318. The problem that i have is that the speed of the car is slow and the gears seem to not allow full power to the car, not sure what the problem is can someone advise please? kind regards
  20. E46 318i 1.9L 8v INPA throws error codes 171 and 171 - car is sluggish. HELP with interpreting codes!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there all of you, I am writing this post out of desperation. I would be indebted for any help regarding my problems. I have an E46 BMW 318i sedan, engine M43B19, 1.9L, 8-valve. It has wound up 117000 miles so far, but it has been a beloved machine. Here come my problems: INPA errors - For...