Idles Like A Tractor - BMW Forum -

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.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmtroubleyou is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Beginning of Sept I bought a new 2004 BMW 330Ci - performance package. Just about since new it has been idling like a tractor...took it to the dealer the first time....put it on the scope..."no fault found" and "all the performance package cars idle like that"...second time (today)...they reprogram the fuel injection....I get a mile from the dealer, pull up to a stoplight and its stumbling and chugging away again. Any ideas? I think it is a faulty fuel injector. Is there a way to isolate and just repalce the faulty one or do you have to pull them all?
bmtroubleyou is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 03:04 PM
2nd Gear Member
EXtech's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
EXtech is an unknown quantity at this point
how many miles?? Sounds like a possible crankcase vent valve or vent hose. These would notoriously cause similar symptoms but not set the check engine light.

STETT Performance -
Everything BMW
921 J Place, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75074

OEM Repairs and Maintenance
Extended Warranty Service
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Everything Performance (brakes, turbos, Nitrous, Cams, Complete Engines, Clutches/Flywheels etc)

STETT Performance Official Grand Opening BMW Meet, May 6th 11A-3P -- Music, Food, Drawings and Tons of BMW's go to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and register.. it's FREE
EXtech is offline  
Sponsored Links

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

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E30 Idles, Sputters Then Dies moetinger 3-Series (E21, E30) 12 06-08-2008 08:01 PM
5-10 Psi In Vacume When Idling (idles Really Bad) Kowalski 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 02-17-2005 03:15 PM
86 325e Idles High And Low onerchprk 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 05-05-2004 11:08 AM

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome