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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 03-19-2004, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie to the list. Thanks in advance for all the help I have already gleened from browsing through it.
I recently had a mechanic friend install a new brake master cyclinder and Brake fluid resevoir on my 86 325. After getting the care back it will now not idle. If you take your foot off of the gas it will die. What could have been disrupted or removed and damaged during the installation of these 2 parts that would be causing this?

PS Please use BMW layman's terms. I am a back yard Harley mechanic. BMWs are new to me.

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Check all your vacuum hoses. That would be the most likely cause. Also check the seal between the booster and the cylinder.
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sounds like a vacuum leak, and it probably isnt directly related to the MC install
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Dude i want a old harley. One of the smaller skinny ones. Mmmm get some Mag wheels on that. I love it. Post some pictures of your bikes.
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Vacuum Lines it is then! I'll start checking for leaks ASAP. I'll post a reply with the bike pics tomorrow. They are all at home. Sorry that nothing is older than '95 in the bikes though. Thanks for the info. I shall return.
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Here is bike 1. 95 Sportster 883 to 1200 conversion.
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Here's Bike 2. 95 Police Model Electra Glide.
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Here is bike 3. 98 Buell S3T (A sportster on Steroids. A little over 101 HP)
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