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#1 (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 06:41 PM
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Question Car Jumpy in 1st Gear

Hi all,
As the title says, the car is jumping in first gear, If I take off very gently and bring the revs up slowly it is OK, it still jumps a little but its hardly noticable, However if I floor it, the car jumps violently. I got a friend to drive it with the same results, so its not my driving ) , I'm guessing its probably the clutch, but was wondering if anything else could be causing it, All help appreciated ...

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is the clutch all the way let out when its "jumpy"? or are you disengaging it and its jumpy??
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Jumpy while letting the clutch out and "very" jumpy while fully out ... As soon as I change up to second gear, its perfect ... getting to the stage where I'm taking off in second gear
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If I let the clutch out slowly and build the revs slowly it feels OK once I get past around 1700 rpm ..?
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how many miles are on the car? sounds like it could be a fuel problem which is being masked once your car gets momentum...
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103874, Serviced 3874 miles ago by a garage that specialise in BMWs , had a full inspection during service and around $2000 dollars worth of parts replaced as of a result of the inspection ... Guess it'll have to go back in again .. Funny you mention the fuel problem, I've noticed on two occasions in the last while that when I started the car it just about cut out , the revs dropped off, I brought up the revs manually and it was fine after that ... will mention it to the lads in the garage
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103874, Serviced 3874 miles ago by a garage that specialise in BMWs , had a full inspection during service and around $2000 dollars worth of parts replaced as of a result of the inspection ... Guess it'll have to go back in again .. Funny you mention the fuel problem, I've noticed on two occasions in the last while that when I started the car it just about cut out , the revs dropped off, I brought up the revs manually and it was fine after that ... will mention it to the lads in the garage
first thing i would do is change your fuel filter... sounds like it could be clogged and limiting the fuel supply...

let us know how it goes...
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Will do, Thanks SaltShaker, I really appreciate the feedback ..
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I thought in manual e36's you "feel" first gear a lot more than other cars? Just what I heard..



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I thought in manual e36's you "feel" first gear a lot more than other cars? Just what I heard..
The problem only started recently. I took it to the garage today and they found the problem in about a minute, The Pipe from the Air intake is cracked. The part is ordered and will be replaced tomorrow. I wrapped the pipe temporarily in tape and it is running fine now ...
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Thumbs up Finally!!!

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Am having the EXACT same problem in my 97 316i Compact.
I've looked everywhere for some info about this and I felt compelled to thank you for sharing your experience.

Have not had a chance to have a look yet - was the crack blatantly obvious or discreet?

I take it problem solved as theres no more posts, would u mind gettin back to me tho.

thanks in advance,

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jumpy in 1st gear

hi there im new here just to help im not a pro but my car was also jumpy in 1st gear and it was the maf sensor luckily it was not broke it was the cable input had just came loose and was telling the car there was no air intake so it struggled for air i rescrewed it back on and it was fine hope this helps someone
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thanks

hi eddy/emma

thanks for your input, like u im a n00b so am no pro but keen to learn.
i got my hands on the bentley manual for my 316i so am gunna look where to find both the air intake pipes and the maf sensor and hopefully i will find the fault. jus in case ur interesred ill post what i find.

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