Saying hello with a small problem
Hello all. I'm new to this forum having just purchased a 94 318is. I've owned a couple of E30s in the past but this is my first E36. The car is a high mileage one but still runs very well. The only real problem I've seen so far is occassionally when it starts it won't idle. It starts normally but unless I hold a foot on the gas pedal it will die. When this happens the check engine light stays on until I drive off. After about a half a block the light goes off and then it idles fiine. I've had the car about two weeks and this has only happened three or four times. I drive the car every day and have no other issues with it. It has 170K on it and is an automatic. I took it on a 1100 mile road trip this past weekend and averaged 32 mpg at 75 with a/c on. I love these cars!! Any ideas on the intermittant idle problem?? By the way I do all my own wrenching, I'm just not all that familiar with these yet. Thanks in advance for any suggestions on where to start.