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  1. E46 M3 | Bad idle control valve?

    General E46 Forum
    So, I've been trying to diagnose a rough idle, and a few other codes being thrown since picking up the car in May. Long story short, I wanted to check the ICV to see if it was stuck / dirty, to see if that was causing the problem. I got the ICV out, and it moved around like it should (give it a...
  2. E46 M3 | Bad idle control valve?

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    So, I've been trying to diagnose a rough idle, and a few other codes being thrown since picking up the car in May. Long story short, I wanted to check the ICV to see if it was stuck / dirty, to see if that was causing the problem. I got the ICV out, and it moved around like it should (give it a...
  3. New plugs, cleaned ICV, oil consumption

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all, Recently I've been having some rough cold starts. 2005 325i 192,000 miles. I was due for new spark plugs and decided to also clean the idle control valve. To anyone having any cold start issues, I cannot recommend cleaning your ICV. There are plenty of DIY's on here and it's a very...
  4. Idle Control Valve

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone: My name is Bill and although I am not new here, this is the first time that I have posted anything. I have a 2002 325i that is currently throwing a number of lean codes and is idling rough and slower than normal. I have checked and replaced a number of items on the input side and...
  5. Cleaned my ICV, initial stall...

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    I cleaned my ICV, TB and DISA one day, re-assembled everything to what I thought was near perfection. Keep in mind my ICV has 190k miles on it, it took two bottles of CRC throttle body to loosen it finally. I started it the next day, and a complete initial stall happened, it turned over but revs...
  6. Cleaning the engine intake

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    Probably not news to long time BMW owners, but there are considerable advantages to keeping the engine intake clean. I added a 2004 325xi to my BMW collection a couple of weeks ago and was a little disappointed in the low speed engine performance, it seemed "guttless" in comparison to the 128...
  7. Radiator/ICV Help in the Phoenix Area!

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    I'm new to the BMW world and I just got my first BMW 4 months ago. It's a 2000 323Ci. I just found out the car has a radiator leak and the car idles very roughly from a cold start. I need help replacing the radiator and cleaning the idle control valve (ICV). I have all the parts and I have tried...
  8. Rough Idle, Stalling Issues. Peak codes. please help.

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    If anybody can point in me in the right direction on where I should check out first, it would be greatly appreciated. Car is 2001 330xi. My car was running real rough for a couple of days. shakey idle at around 600, dippin as low as 400 at times :facepalm: almost stalling out before catching...
  9. used Idle Stabilization Valve from M54

    Engine & Performance
    Hi There; In the quest to try and solve the idling issue on my 2002 325i one of the components replaced at 80k miles was the idle stabilization valve. Prior to this I had cleaned the device as seen in the DIY videos, replaced both sections of the Intake boot, made a visual inspection of the...
  10. Degraded Intake Boot - Cold start problems fixed!

    General E46 Forum
    After reading various post on how dirty the ICV could get, I decided to take a look at mine. While furiously working on removing the horribly positioned hose clamps on the throttle body intake boot, I noticed that the line that runs to to the ICV off of the main air intake was just hanging in...
  11. Epic Engine Stalling Saga: need expert help

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    I will try to keep this as short as possible. I have read all of the stalling/rough idle threads and nearly anything else related to this issue. Overall, I am looking for possible causes for a rough idle due to an oil separator repair. Please note that my car has NEVER had a rough idle, only a...
  12. Rev Hunting?!

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    Hi im driving a 318Ci 2002 Manual that has developed the 'rev hunting' condition. Ive been all over the net looking for help/advice on possible fixes for this problem but there seems to be no sure fix as the problem varies depending on the symptoms? With my car it struggles to start but then...
  13. I Should Be Able Fix This Problem!! BUT I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT!!

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    Allright, I've read through a whole lot of threads to try and figure out what's going on with my 325. It's actually pretty sad to read how many similar problems we all have, can you imaginge how much money the dealer's are making on the many thousands of people who blindly take them in for...
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