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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 04-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my car has been sitting since the end of august (i've been at school). i started it last week and everything was fine, except for the normal low-rpm idle i had. what should i do to fix that ?
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adjust the idle at the ICV? lol
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well i thought it might be the sparkplugs. if it's not that..is it something simple like that? just adjust it ?
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lol is it running badly? if it runs perfect except a slightly low idle, theres nothing wrong with cracking the adjustment open a tad...
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lol is it running badly? if it runs perfect except a slightly low idle, theres nothing wrong with cracking the adjustment open a tad...
Kyle, I think my e30 is idling a little slow. What should it idle at?
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i think the bentley says 750 + 50 so anywhere around the 700-800 mark you are golden
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SCHWEET! I'm at around 550-600 now I think when it's warm, so I'll crank 'er up a wee bit and see how it goes.
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yup thats the trick there, make sure its warm

i finally dialed mine in on my digital tach dead on at whatever the spec was yesterday...i was like "BOOOYAH!"
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