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Old 12-26-2012, 04:14 AM
topdriller topdriller is offline
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Location: Crete
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Mein Auto: x3
2008 x3 2.0d


I've owned the above diesel X3 from new and live on the island of Crete. Over the last few days the car has developed a problem and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts re what it might be?

The engine runs fine and then the revs fall and even in neutral they stutter and falter and won't rev above 2000 revs. If I stop, switch off the engine and then start again the problem goes away but after several minutes returns. There are no lights showing on the console.

Being Christmas the local BMW garage is closed. The car had a chip fitted two years ago but to date this has not caused a problem.

Because it seems to 'fix' itself when turned on and off - like a computer - I'm thinking it may be electronic. The transmission seems to be hunting for gears which is a little alarming and I will obviously take it to the dealer as soon as it reopens but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what the problem might be.


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