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Old 09-02-2004, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats everyones car idle at?
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Right now (I assume I need to get her tuned up in the next few days to improve this a touch and stop the slight chugging at idle) it sits at about 700-750. This is a good question, or leads to one...What should the idle be on a '92 318I? I thought most would be about the same, but thought I'd ask.
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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750 is about normal.... any higher, and i would get it checked out!
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i have a 1993 325i.... my baby idles cold~600
hot~700~750
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mine idles from 750-3000 rpm, sometimes just randomly it will go up to 3000 rpm..
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3000?? omg!! you better open up your hood and find the problem.....
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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on cold days (talking winter time) it starts out at around 1000k but once its warm or its warm out, its usually 600-650
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just wanted to know cause at idle my tach sits at 0, so at the most its off 750 rpm
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You put your needle on at the wrong place, take apart your gauges again and make sure to put it back on correctly. I think that this should fix your problem.
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well it seems like when the car warms up it idles at about 600, but right when i start the car and driving around town until i hit highway it sits at 0 and fluctuates when im on the gas
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You put your needle on at the wrong place, take apart your gauges again and make sure to put it back on correctly. I think that this should fix your problem.
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I have a question for you all:

1994 325is / 5 speed / 92,000 Miles

When starting cold, my car hits close to 2,000 rpm when i turn the key (clutch depressed, shifted into first gear) and i can feel a difference from when i start warm. then engine drops to ~750rpm

when i start warm: tachometer hits right below 1,500rpm and drops to ~750rpm

i think i feel a slight pressure on either my clutch pedal or my shift knob when starting cold that i dont feel when starting warm (or at least the pressure isnt at a level where it is noticeable)

is this all normal?

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heh, what the hell do i know, mine idles at 3 thousand rpm!
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