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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-12-2005, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1982 320i starts, runs but won't idle

i can start it and rev it up for 1 to 15 minutes but wont idle
after it dies it is flooded and wont start until later
i need help
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you are probably intake leaking.....and does it rev up sort of funny? stumbles and the lot? if so you have yourself an intake leak. have someone fire her up and keep her running (opening the throttle) and take a can of starting fluid or the like (and make sure the motor is cool as well) and spray around the rubber intake boots and such. if she stumbles/revs up/etc when you spray an area you have the source of your leak and your lack of idle.
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