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Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 AM
haolibird haolibird is offline
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Mein Auto: E39 540i, E39 M5, E34 535
Before buying an ICV, try cleaning it.

You should be able to rotate it quickly, from side to side, and feel the "Thing" in side moving.
What happens is, the "thing" gets buggered up, (froze), and viola, bad idle.

Carb cleaner should make it behave.
If it still won't shake, time for a new one.

Good luck.
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