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Old 04-10-2009, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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325 diesel idl problem ? cuts out when do anything that needs power

Hi all im in a baffled state as my bmw 325 turbo diesel 96 plate keeps cutting out when left to idle its fine but turn the steering wheel or put the lights on or heater basicaly anything that uses power and it will cut out but if i rev it up it wont cut out ??? does anyone have any ideas please ?? i have checked voltage and all seems fine the battery is on 12.34 volts not runniong and 13.83 when running thanks for reading nick
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Alternator is on the way out. Recommend you have it checked immediately before it dies on you.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Since it's a diesel, there's no electric ignition. I'd have a look at the idle control system.
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