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Hi im New to this site and new to BMW i have come from a long history of Mitsubishi evolutions and i have to say i am so far very impressed with my car but i do have a couple of problems with my car and if any one could shed any light on them for me i would appreciate it right first of all.

When i start the car from cold the revs drop the car nearly stalls but then picks its self back up again any ideas.

also only now and again the car takes a wile to start up.

I also have a slight noise from the rear of the car.

i know not good but the car has done 96,000 mils full service history been a bit of a night mare so far i got a good deal on her as it needs some paint work sorting out but now i have found the above faults please help. :thumbsup
 

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PLease read the posting rules

I have moved this to the correct forum and made the title more useful!

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/bimmerforums-uk-forum-guidelines-t2342/

I would say the first thing you need to do is to get the fault codes read from the car. See the link below on how and cost etc

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/diagnostic-obd-scan-what-are-they-and-why-t2005/

It could be a number of things but my guess is thatthe crankcase breather pipe is corroded allowing addiitonal unmetered air to be drawn into the system.

I have attached an image showing the parts you need to replace.

I would put money on it that this will cure the running problems...
and if it doesnt its a cheap preventative measure as its a known problem on 1998-2001 E46s
 
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