I'm posting this here rather than E36 for exposure.
This started about a week and a half ago as a small tremble at idle. Now it's gotten worse. Whenever I'm at a redlight, in traffic, or a stop sign, or anything else requiring slowing down and stopping, my car starts violently shaking and smelling bad (kicking stuff out of exhaust i guess). It starts whenever the RPMs drop below about 1,200. If I'm at a redlight or something, I have to drop it into neutral and hold down the gas revving it up to around 1,500 or 2,000 until it changes where i drop it back into drive and quickly go.
If I'm too slow on my neutral revving technique, the car starts lerching violently and threatens to stall (as it has a few times before).
I've cleaned my idle control valve and that did absolutely nothing.
Originally posted by komodo9+Mar 22 2005, 08:10 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(komodo9 @ Mar 22 2005, 08:10 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-guywithblack88e30@Mar 22 2005, 06:07 PM not enough fuel 2 engine
What could cause that?
And about the ECU... how could it just mess up like that? I have it sharked, but it wouldn't just change one day would it? Doesn't make sense.
this man might be right. i would start by replacing the fuel filter if it hasnt been replaced recently... after i changed mine the car sputter for a few moments just as you described until it got enough fuel... clogged one might be doing the same thing
Originally posted by EnvyM3@Mar 22 2005, 08:22 PM Sounds like it may even be the alternator b/c it has trouble keeping the battery charged up when idling, but is fine when the car is running hard. Maybe a clogged cat Who knows
Haha, I don't think it's the alternator, cause at one point i got pissed at it and BLASTED my subs on the way home... without a problem. lol
And I'm pretty sure it's not my cat.... considering I'm running a borla off-road xpipe (no cat). hehe
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