E46 318 ci Shakes on idle.... - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

» Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2009, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car: 2001 E46 318 Ci
Posts: 2
Photos:
dexyrobo is on a distinguished road
E46 318 ci Shakes on idle....

Hi guys. Your help would be much appreciatied on this!!! I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to the mechanical stuff, Sorry.

I have a BMW 318 Ci which has done just over 96k, which i bought around 1 week ago. When i'm at the lights the car jolts slighty, you can also hear that the heater is blowing hi and low when the car jots. It seems to do this for around 10 seconds then it calms down. It does this on a cold start and also when it is hot. Typically the car was fine on a test drive!!

Any ideas...?

Thanks
dexyrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
n00b
 
stewdster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
stewdster is on a distinguished road
I had the same problem. my car would shake like mad at stop lights. a couple time the check engine light would come on at the same time. i have a 99 323 in-line 6. Took it in for diagnostics, turned out I was only firing on 4 cylinders. replaced the ignition coils, problem solved. I would suggest getting a diagnostics run and go from there.
stewdster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 06:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car: 2001 E46 318 Ci
Posts: 2
Photos:
dexyrobo is on a distinguished road
Thanks for reply.

Took it in for diagnosis, turns out that the airflow meter wasn't connected properly so when i was getting to the light the car was unable to breath. A day before i bought the car it went in to have the oil changed. Looks like the mechanic didn't really know what he was doing, lol.
dexyrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Car:
Posts: 49
Photos:
Swift E36 is on a distinguished road
Glad you got that figured out and that was all the problem was... it could have potentially been a very expensive fix!
Swift E36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
e36 318 idle problem please help bmwmad1 3-Series (E36) 1 01-17-2009 12:58 PM
1985 318 idle oscillates help ndd 85318I 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 07-12-2006 04:43 PM
whats up with my e30 it shakes like a diesel at idle? träumer 3-Series (E21, E30) 8 10-14-2005 10:32 PM
Car Shakes At Idle fushuman 3-Series (E36) 12 03-22-2005 06:14 PM
96 318 surging at idle polvoson 3-Series (E36) 3 05-06-2004 12:41 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.