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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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Haven't checked air filter - it's a large sponge version.
The idle is only slightly suspect. It starts fine - goes to 1100 drops to 900 goes to 1100, drops to 900.
Engine doesn't seem lumpy - but exhaust smells of petrol and white smoke for first few minutes. Looking on the web the coolant temperature sensor looks like the culprit - but my mate said that wouldn't make such a large drop in mpg (38 - 22)?
I reckon I'll change it and see.
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