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  1. 2002 320i mods and troublshooting

    The Showroom
    I'm nearly 16 and have an auto 2002 320i in silver and I want to do it up to have by the time im 17. It has a rough idle, I'm thinking it is from a vacuum leak. The ICV has been checked and cleaned and seems to be all good, and spark plugs have looked good enough. While idling it sounds like it...
  2. Misfiring on all 3 cylinders on a single bank at idle

    General E46 Forum
    I have been having a problem for the past 6 months, where I have been getting misfire on all 3 cylinders on a single bank at idle. When I am driving, I can't tell if the misfires are present and car seems to feels fine otherwise. I have taken in the car to a few different Mechanics and one of...
  3. idle death

    General E46 Forum
    Came home after a trip for about a month of not driving my 04 330CI. Its been a bit cold (lows like 40F-45F) and I turned my car on today and noticed a few issues: Starting the car cold in the morning lead to a very rough and somewhat noisy idle noise while I was letting the car turn on. Revs...
  4. Idle Screwy After Starter Replacement

    ///M3 Forum
    The starter was replaced and now idle works after a rev to 4.5 rpm and then a restart... what could cause this?
  5. Idle issues + Car acting weird

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 330ci that I've recently been having issues with. I replaced the fuel filter about a month ago, since I was getting engine lights about low intake. That fixed the issue of that. But, im not sure what the heck is going on. I've been researching for a bit but everyone has 30...
  6. Idle problems forever

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have searched and searched and searched, I have tried all of the suggestions to no avail. Click the link to check out my problem if anybody can please help me I would be forever grateful.
  7. Idle issue and dies under deceleration/braking periodically

    General E46 Forum
    My 2001 330i is having issue with "hunting" at idle and periodically will die under hard deceleration and/or braking. I have replaced the CCV valve and all hoses...cleaned and replaced the seals on vanos unit (everything but replacing the needle bearings and anti rattle clips on the...
  8. No power accelerating, rough start

    General E46 Forum
    I need help! I've got a 2000 323i e46 automatic and it has been a pain. My symptoms are: 1- if it hasn't been started in several hours, it idles rough, pops or tings, and dies. It does this until you hear the fan prime stop. 2- if I stop at a stoplight for a few minutes, it has very little...
  9. Problems after engine swap (320->328)

    General E46 Forum
    Sorry, duplicate thread. Delete this please
  10. Hot Idle Bounce and Stall Possible New Solution

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all! This is my first post and I hope it is as helpful as this forum has been to me over the years. I own a 2001 330ci manual with 96k and love it. I too have had the hot weather idle bounce and occasional stall when depressing the clutch while underway. The car did not throw a code. I...
  11. Unique 323i surging/rocking

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! :hi: I am a new member to the forum, but I have been using it for quite a while now, and man did it help me a lot until now. I have a very unique surging/rocking problem with my car. I have used the search functions and have been to the BMW dealership and independent shop. Nobody knows what...
  12. 2000 323ci help

    General E46 Forum
    Hey E46 family I am new to this and I had my post in the wrong area. I need some help. I have a 2000 323ci. I love my car but I see she's getting older. Here's some issues that just started. 1. My thermostat says -40 degrees (clearly it never gets that cold in Los Angeles) yet my AC still...
  13. Unstable idle? I fixed mine!

    General E46 Forum
    I know there has been a ton of discussion about e46's with idle issues on this forum, and I have had the same issue myself since I bought my 2001 330ci, almost 4 years ago. Since I bought it in the summer, I was not aware of how annoying it was until the fall, since I always drove with the AC...