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I don't know if this is normal but:
When I stop the car and press the clutch, the RPMs drop down to just above the 500 RPM line for about a second and the car vibrates a little. Should I be worried?
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What car you got? Inline sixes idle pretty low...my car idles about 650rpm...

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It's a 2003 325Ci. It doesn't idle there. It just drops down for a sec and gets back to normal. It's the vibration I'm worried about.
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does it always vibrate? ive seen every e46 ive been in do the same thing but never vibrate used
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mine, when you press the clutch, it drops to 700rpm and stays there. i guess thats idling. no vibration tho.
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the vibration is from the low RPMs. Get your idle circuit looked at. Does it always do that or only when cold/warm? The problem is that your car isn't transitioning into idle very smoothly.


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i had the same problem ago a while ago minus the vibration. they changed the o2 sensor. now everythings fine, but im not sure thats what your problem is
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I feel the vibration more when the car is cold. It vibrates when it's warm too but not as much. The vibration occurs for a second when the RPMs drop.
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