Auto - BMW Forum -
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328. is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2010, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Tam2010 is on a distinguished road

Hi All

i am a first time BMW owner , I bought a 1997(sep) 318 iS COUPE .
There is only 48k miles on the clock ( can this be genuine) . The bodywork is in perfect condition as is the interior and the car drives great ( I do find it a bit slow though ) .
Here is my main question , when I engage the gear lever to D (drive) or R(reverse) the car tries to pull away without me touching the accelerator pedal.
Is this the way it should be ? ( I own a new Citreon grand picasa automatic and after engaging a drive gear I also need to put my foot on the accelerator before it will pull away !!! .

Thanks for any replies

Tam2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
OMFG another one!?
witeshark's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Car: 89 E30 325i, 2007 Honda
Posts: 14,690
witeshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nice
It is normal for most cars to move under engine idle alone in gear.

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
theluis's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa Az
Car: 1995 BMW 325i 5 Speed
Posts: 219
theluis is on a distinguished road
yes although your idle may be too high but you cant do anything about that since it is computer controled... Unless on the 4 cylinders there is an adjustment screw? correct me if there isint but i highly dought it
theluis is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)

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
Auto Z8? Zach745Li 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 4 06-01-2005 07:58 PM
auto greennvmachine 3-Series (E36) 18 05-18-2004 07:51 PM
1991 auto tranny with a 1992 auto tranny (e34) dubumb 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 03-13-2004 07:22 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.

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.