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Old 01-06-2008, 09:08 PM
aleckner aleckner is offline
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Mein Auto: 635CSI
87 635csi rough start

HI, all. I'm the original owner of an '87 635csi and recently experienced this problem:
Startup is fine, but when I shift to drive or reverse she runs rough, balks and threatens to stall. I have to feed the gas slowly, and after 20-30 seconds, the car runs smoothly..... until I shut off the engine, even for a few minutes. Upon restart the same problem resurfaces.


Any thoughts?


Alan
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:34 PM
RossTbone RossTbone is offline
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Mein Auto: 635csi 1987
Ironic, same thing happens to my 87' 635csi and recently at that. I was considering increasing the idle speed but that won't fix the problem at hand. If anybody knows a couple possible remedies I would appreciate it as well.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:36 PM
Lanc3r Lanc3r is offline
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Common on those engines is the cold start valve and Idle Control Valve. You can temp fix by removing and cleaning.
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