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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 09-27-2012, 02:15 AM
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Mein Auto: 2001 BMW 325i 5 speed
Idle/Neutral problem Please help.. Have video..

Ok so my '01 325i has nothing wrong with it except this idle problem. And its bothering me A LOT. Well I made a 16 minute video driving around town showing this problem that happens 5/10 times I push the clutch in (5 speed ). Basically, it will fluctuate between 500-1000 rpm until either it evens itself out or I rev it up to 2,000 or so and it will even out. Its running straight piped right now, and is actually performing better than with the stock muffler.. It would actually stall on me sometimes (rare) when I had the muffler on. I've tried cleaning my IACV but no luck, maybe its not working? I do not know how to test this. If anyone has a clue, PLEASE let me know! Thanks!!

Also, since you guys already know the details and want to just see what it does in a nutshell without wasting 16 minutes of your life, in the video at around 9:40 it will show you one of the best examples of the problem I am having.. I push in the clutch and no even idle. Then in other parts of the video I do the same thing, and it idles PERFECTLY as if attracted by a magnet on the tachometer lol


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