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Old 10-18-2004, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I think i have a bit of a problem with my car
It's an E36 320i automatic
Lately it has been burning about three litres of petrol for a 2 mile journey.
I know i have to replace the Idle Valve, but don't think that will cause this anyway.
If there is a leak where could it be.

P.S. I know it's not the tank.

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Old 10-18-2004, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm , throw a piece of cardboard under the car at night and see if you get a trace on a leak. tell me more about the idle valve problem..maybe its that (chances are it is)
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hmm , throw a piece of cardboard under the car at night and see if you get a trace on a leak. tell me more about the idle valve problem..maybe its that (chances are it is)
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Well, the idel valve problem causes fuel injection to go up and down all the time. I especially notice that when i'm going at constant speed on the motorway. I can also see the MPG indocatos going up and down. You think it's that?
By the way the cardboard thing i've tried alredy and there's nothing.
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Where is the idle valve...is there a DIY link anywhere to set it?
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