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Old 12-27-2004, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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uneven idle revs bounces around for a bit, almost about to stall
then when i accelerate quickly then slow right down it almost stalls, "and yes it has stalled doing it"

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i have a new engine ready to be installed so if its an engine problem good cos it will be gone soon, but if its not, wat is this problem
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Sounds like a sticky and or dirty ICV valve... Locate that sucker .. take it out.. and clean it.. then rubbing alcohol... and let it dry.. then put it back in..

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ICV VALVE???
Where can i locate this?? DIY or mechanic??
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Idle Control Valve.....i think its near your intake manifold, but not exactly sure. definately a DIY though i would think
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im about to do it on my 325 its easier to locate on the 318, check the fact forum there is agreat write up on it

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ill take the trouble out of looking

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=506

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shall try that tomorrow happy that i have managed to get rid of the metalic rattling sound
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The idle control valve probably need replacing. I replaced mine once. The flucuating idle is back but I havent replaced it again. It doesnt stall and its only a slight flucuation.
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