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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:58 PM
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Car Idle

When I turn on my BMW 328i after being parked for more than 6 hours the idle drops every 15-20 seconds then it eventually the engine will turn off. When I put the car into drive the problem will go away throughout the day but will occur again after being parked for more than 6 hours.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:17 PM
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Is the car in tune? Spark plugs, air and fuel filters? If so check/clean the idle control valve (ICV)
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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I got a tune up less than six months ago. I was told there was not fuel filter on the 2000 BMW 328i. I am not sure about the air filters. I will check the idol control valve next.
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