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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 05-14-2005, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Occasionally the engine over revs, even when stationary at times.
Checked the accelerator cable at the throttle housing, and it does stick at times.
Anybody got any pictures of the cable entry point to give me an idea what is missing or worn, so i can replace it or botch it temporarily.
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there is a idle control module at the air box it has a connector on it with three connections. if any of them are loose it revs randomly, i would check there first.
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there is a idle control module at the air box it has a connector on it with three connections. if any of them are loose it revs randomly, i would check there first.
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Having just bought my 325 I've had my guy rev on me every once in a while, like it has some wild cams in it, as I'm letting the car warm up. That's nice info to know, I'll give that a check.
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Originally posted by The Ben+May 15 2005, 02:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Ben @ May 15 2005, 02:18 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-stuguy@May 14 2005, 12:34 PM
there is a idle control module at the air box it has a connector on it with three connections. if any of them are loose it revs randomly, i would check there first.
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Having just bought my 325 I've had my guy rev on me every once in a while, like it has some wild cams in it, as I'm letting the car warm up. That's nice info to know, I'll give that a check.
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what would wild cams have to do with spontaneous reving?
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Originally posted by rxkevco@May 14 2005, 02:33 PM
Occasionally the engine over revs, even when stationary at times.
Checked the accelerator cable at the throttle housing, and it does stick at times.
Anybody got any pictures of the cable entry point to give me an idea what is missing or worn, so i can replace it or botch it temporarily.
many thanks.
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by saying "over revs" are you saying that the car is exceeding redline, even at idle??? Or are you saying that it is just idling high?
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