I just got a 94 318is automatic as my daily driver and had some q's...
In the gauge cluster there is a light lit up on my car just to the left of the park brake light, its like a circle with two dotted line looking things next to it, Whats that supposed to mean? Is it a CEL? My airbag light is also on, anything i can do to turn that off?
Also, I think my cars idle is too high, the rpm looks like its about about 750-800ish when its warmed up, which seems just a touch high and if i let up off the brake pedal at all at a stop light the car starts pulling away.
Last thing i wanted to ask about regarding my car is that every time i drive the car (not driving it hard or anything, just going around town, mostly around 2-3000 rpm) when i park it and get out i hear a sound from the rearish like oil dripping into the pan. In all my other cars that would only happen if i was running the shit out of the car and then parked it without a proper cooldown (my other cars being turbo and all i was usually pretty anal about making sure the oil cooled before stopping the car) Is that just normal for this car or is there something i should check for?
And for my own future reference, whats the name for the engine in the 318? I wanted to look up some info on it like CR and such but almost everything i've had a chance to look at is specific to the 6 cylinder engines.