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  1. Help needed: Rough idle / taking off stuttering on N42 (2003 316i sedan, automatic)

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone! After getting my jumped timing chain fixed I now have some problems on my car. The idle is unstable, and i can feel vibrations in my cabin. Also when I am taking off from a stop, or press the accelerator >50% i can feel it stuttering and almost choking so I have to take off...
  2. Hesitation between 2500-3000 RPM in Upper Gears - Manual

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    I have been trying to diagnose and remedy this problem for several months, and now I need the to call on the collective knowledge of the group. It all began when SES illuminated one morning as I was on my way to dealer for routine maintenance. The car was behaving normally on the roughly one...
  3. 330i acceleration hesitation or clutch slip?

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    Thanks for taking a look at this post. I have a 2004 330i, 6 Speed with 144,000+ miles, original clutch. I have been noticing that when up shifting, after letting off the clutch and getting back into the gas at full throttle, the RPM's jump, then down some, and then return. Seems to happen...
  4. 318i E46 N46 2004 Hesitation/Rough idle/ pops in airbox

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, newbie here. Having had a few BMW's of my own over the years with no serious touble I have bought a 318iSE for my son. Bought knowing it has running issues but only to find the young idiot who owned it looks like he has been mucking about with it himself trying to fix it... nuts...
  5. Slight hesitation in high rpms

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    I have a 01 330i with intake, headers, full exhaust, 3.38 diff, and a tune. I'm getting a weird hesitation between 5,500 rpm to 6,500, sometimes it will happen just between 6,000- 6,500rpm. It feels like it loses power then after 6,500rpm till 7,000rpm it picks up power again. Really getting...
  6. 316TI E46 Judder issue

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    Hi all, I have had my 316ti for a week now (first ever Beemer) and I noticed when I accidentally pulled out in front of someone (whoops) that it's hesitant low down the revs. I immediately thought plugs, fuel filter etc so I checked the service history and spark plugs were done at 30k (car is...
  7. E46 325Ci 2.5kRPM stutter

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    my car stutters/ hesitates during acceleration around 2.5k RPM to 3.0k RPM. I've read through all the forums and found that DME update could fix this problem. so first thing tomorrow ill be getting a DME update from RRT performance and tuning in Virginia. I'll post an update as soon as i get...
  8. 2003 E46 318ti Compact N42B20 Engine code 2a88 Cam Control /Vanos Exhaust intermitten

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, Sincerely hope some one can help me out with this, please excuse how verbose i can be, i am only trying to be specific and informative. Car is a BMW 318ti Compact e46 with an N42B20 motor The car was every so often giving me severe hesitation when hot, pulling off from a stand...
  9. HELP! major hesitation and jolting

    General E46 Forum
    So i feel as if i have searched everywhere for a proper description of my symptoms but cant seem to find all of them together. i am experiencing everything from lurching and jolting too loss of power at top end rpm (4500 and on) around 4 months ago i noticed at a high rpm i would get a sort of...
  10. Hesitation/Stalling/Idle issues: Narrowed down

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    Hi all, I've had some problems with my 01 330ci with fairly high mileage and zero modifications. I have read all of the popular threads on this topic: My Issues: Intermittent Choppy and hesitant acceleration (normal driving) under 3k RPM's Intermittent poor/loopy idle Rare complete engine...
  11. 328i Bad Hesitation under 2k

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I need help finding what part needs replacement in my 2000 328i. The symptoms are a terrible (in my opinion) lack or horsepower, hesitation, and bucking under 2,000 rpm. For example I am coming to a stoplight that turns green as I am slowing down (~25 mph) I shift to third to accelerate...
  12. Acceleration short hesitations under 3k RPM 325I E46 chassis

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    My 04 high mileage 325I has a short duration galloping problem while accelerating when the tach is under 3,000 rpm. This is more pronounced going uphill. It occasionally lights the check enginge light and gives 2 codes for too lean bank 1 and too lean bank 2. Moving the sensor further away...
  13. SES Light, Hesitation from complete stop

    General E46 Forum
    2003 320i Mileage: 132,000km (82,000 miles) [purchased @ 93,000km] Useage: daily driving/work Problem: From a cold start, after about 10-15 minutes of driving the engine slowly goes in to limp mode with the SES light going on. This is also accompanied by hesitation when you give it gas from a...
  14. 2004 325i stuttering/hesitation N00b. Need help!!

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    Hey guys, I just created my account today :clap: so don't rag on me yet. Haha. I purchased a 2004 325i 5 speed with 145,000 miles. It is the smoothest thing I've ever drove! But that's not the point. In low rmps, it jerks and hesitates very slightly. It is most notable in 3rd gear around...
  15. UPDATE 12/8: 323i Wagon Wont Start - Kids stranded in 10 degree weather..please help

    General E46 Forum
    I have had several BMWs, but picked up one of my faves - 2000 323i Wagon. Previous owner says it needs a thermostat (heats up very slow and diagnostics code show a t-stat fault). Ive been drying and relying on the seat heaters to get me by until I have a free weekend. Anyhow, I picked up my two...
  16. ICV error, cleaned ICV, then misfire on #4

    General E46 Forum
    About 6 months ago, I started noticing rough idling and a slight hesitation when mildly accelerating from a stop. Last week, on acceleration, it really started hesitating from a stop. Got a CEL and it was Idle Speed Control Valve Stuck Closed (P1501). Removed ICV, cleaned and replaced...
  17. Hesitation/start up 330 2001

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys, this is my first post so here goes... the car is a 2001 330 ci sport convertible with 46K miles on the clock When my e46 2001 330 conv sport is cold it starts up and drives perfect. Problem is, when the car has warmed up and I turn it off, it has a problem starting up again and only...
  18. Im stranded! Need HELP DESPERATELY!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello all! I am stuck at my inlaws house! YIKES! My 01 325i is having all these problems. Here is the list so far: My MAF has been a problem for a while. It would die at redlights, idle like crap, ect.. well I tried cleaning it and it didn't fix it. I purchased a used one for $90 and it was...
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