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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 06-01-2004, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again,
Just traded Bimmer's with my Sister. Her car's idle is doing the pulsing thing, which I suspect is the IAC, but there is also no power at all. VACUUM LEAK?
It's a 325i not an E like mine, so it has a different engine (although they look pretty similar).

Any thoughts?

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First, clean out the throttle body with carb cleaner and a rag, next check the spark plugs, then the fuel filter.

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Old 06-02-2004, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply - for some reason, either I ask stupid questions, or no one knows the answer, so it's nice that I get a reply!

Anyway,
Did a little poking around, and found that the bellows and host to the ICV were cracked. I suspect that this is the problem. tried to band-aid with magic tape, but it's still running pretty badly. Ordered the new parts from BAVAUTO today, and I'll go from there. Also notice that the oil light was on. How long has my sister been running the car with that on????!!!!!! AAAAAA! Have to check to see if it's really low. Haven't had the chance yet. Maybe today.

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