My new baby
I bought my first bmw last sunday - 1998 318is in hellrot red, beautiful car to drive, very comfortable!
When the car is idling, it feels very lumpy - but when I accelerate, the engine revs up smoothly and without fault. A local fellow beemer driver told me that post 97's were supposed to do this, something to do with fuel management at idle - can anyone vouch for this? There's only 47k miles on the clock, and I'm hoping the ignition coil or mass air flow meter don't give trouble this early! I changed the spark plugs, ngk-r, for bosch plugs as specified in the vehicle handbook but this made no change to the cars idling.
Should I be worried?
Also, could anyone tell me if my car has a timing belt or chain? What is the interval between renewal?
Thanks a lot,