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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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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 02:22 AM
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I drive a 89 325i convertable and two days ago it started "sputtering" for a few seconds when I first turn her on (by her I mean the car)--but after a few seconds it idles fine until you give it a little gas and then it sputters for a second until you give it enough gas to take it over 1100 rpm's ----and then once taken out of gear it sputters for a few seconds again and then returns to a normal idle....what could be wrong??

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clean your idle control valve.... do a search on these forums for the word "idle", then pick through any of the 100s of posts to look for more answers

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