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|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.|
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I'm not entirely sure if it will but you can definitely try I first before you pull everything apart
Just your avg 17 year old with a 318i as a DD!
When taking out the IDV it takes a little bit of force not much thoughts yes spraying a type of liquid around the hose and listening for a hissing sound means you have a vacuum leak and you can duct tape the connection port of the IDV well and spray it down with the break cleaner so you don't have to worry about damaging it with the fluid if you decide to take a look at the IDV. I hope all goes well with your problem tomorrow.
[color=red]Just your avg 17 year old with an e36 318i as a DD!
I don't really know about the manifold gasket causing this problem and the
Engine management light Is from your erratic idle. Just check for a vacuum leak with water over the hose and check your idle valve control for built up carbon deposits on the gate. Once those have been checked you can narrow It down to the part that needs to be fixed but the manifold gasket sounds more expensive to jump into right away without checking the simpler solutions first.
I'm sorry but I don't have any if you take a look at that video it will show you the general idea for your bmw and what to take out and what the IDV looks like yours is upright and his is sideways that's really the only difference but the rest is all in the same place connected to the same parts.
Bingo there's your problem vacuum leak try sealing that up with some epoxy and tape until you are able to replace the hose see how she rides now
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