Sputter when cruising at speed... - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2007, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Festivus yes, bagels no..
 
yammahamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SL,UT
Car: '01 330i
Posts: 2,991
Photos:
yammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via Yahoo to yammahamma
Sputter when cruising at speed...

So this is a little hard to explain, so just bear with me....

My car drives fine with no hesitation or sputtering at all when I'm either on the gas or off the gas.......the idle is, for the most part, pretty smooth. Where I'm seeing a little "sputter" is when I'm cruising at speed, I usually notice it in 3rd or 4th gear going around 35-40 (it happens in all gears but 35 is the speed limit around these parts)...It happens when I'm barely on the gas....barely enough gas to maintain the speed, that's when the "sputtering" kicks in.

Now to describe the sputter.....It's so subtle I'm pretty sure you would just think it's road conditions, but I know my car better then that....and I'm pretty sure it some sort of "something" with the car. Again, it's hard to explain....it's not a huge hesitation but just enough for me to notice. Also, it's pretty random....it's always there but it's "rhythm" is pretty random. But when I give it just a little gas, the sputter disappears....or when I let off the gas the sputter disappears again...

I got an inspection II less then 8,000 miles ago. New plug wires, new intake boot.....

any idea's??


She's an '89 325i convertible...



Thanks!
__________________
yammahamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-03-2007, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Festivus yes, bagels no..
 
yammahamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SL,UT
Car: '01 330i
Posts: 2,991
Photos:
yammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via Yahoo to yammahamma
bump....


no one has any ideas?
__________________
yammahamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Teh Peetsa Gai
 
ldsbeaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Havelock, NC
Car: '86 325es, '87 535is
Posts: 3,478
Photos:
ldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond reputeldsbeaker has a reputation beyond repute
I had a leaky wire... and it did stuff like that.
Another possibility is that your injectors might be clogging up.
__________________
'86 325es (TURTL3): PJ peetsa hawler
'87 535is (BADWATER): almost done... really.
'86 325e (GRN HLL): DD/show/rocket
'04 x3 3.0i: Wife's Bimmer (manual, woot!)
My BMW Blog
ldsbeaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Festivus yes, bagels no..
 
yammahamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SL,UT
Car: '01 330i
Posts: 2,991
Photos:
yammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via Yahoo to yammahamma
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldsbeaker
I had a leaky wire...
as in plug wire?

Those are new last year....
__________________
yammahamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 12:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Wonderboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beaverton Or
Car: 98 M3 Sedan
Posts: 452
Photos:
Wonderboy is on a distinguished road
I had a similar problem in my e36 m3. it turned out to be a misfire in cylinder 2. i changed the sparkplugs and problem solved... So far...
__________________
I pretty much piss excellence!
Wonderboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Car:
Posts: 7
Photos:
Beemz325 is on a distinguished road
some problems ive encountered with sputtering: clogged fuel injectors or a broken head gasket. you might be leaking oil and not even know it.
Beemz325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
speed over speed bumps WarNox 3-Series (E36) 10 06-24-2006 05:37 PM
Engine Stutter at high speed...HELP !!! 323iguy 3-Series (E21, E30) 6 10-13-2005 07:28 PM
cruising speed vs rpm e30e30e 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 09-19-2003 05:52 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.