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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 09-14-2009, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation 1988 E30 Throttle Sticks!!!!!

The car starts and idles fine but once i apply the gas its like the throttle sticks and the rpm's start climbing
Does anybody know whats wrong with my e30?
its my girlfriends back-and-forth to work car and we need it bak on the road as soon as possible

thanks in advance!
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well i guess i should have looked under the hood first before i posted this thread because the top part of the throttle body (where all the cables hook up too) needs to be lubed up because it sticks.
Whats the best lube/grease for the job?
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I'd check with an auto parts store to make sure to get the right stuff.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Give the cables a blast with WD40 to start with, then on a free weekend take the cables out and pour oil down the internal part and work up and down....
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