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Old 09-14-2010, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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 !!! .


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Old 09-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is normal for most cars to move under engine idle alone in gear.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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