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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-03-2016, 07:46 PM
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Hey guys, so I know this question isn't uncommon, I have and 84 318i, and I have a high idle issue, about 3500 rpm constantly, I replaced multiple sensors, ex. Icv valve, throttle positioning valve, mass air flow sensor, coolant temp sensor.
checked for vac leaks and there's nothing.
What else could be causing the high idle?
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:41 PM
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Maybe the IAC computer?
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:35 AM
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Did you clean / test the idle control valve?

Is the throttle plate fully closing?

How did you verify no vacuum leaks? Does the idle change if you remove the oil filler cap?
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:46 PM
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Throttle plate is fully closing , checked all the lines for vac leaks , put on a brand new icv calve, there is power going to it aswell, and yes still high idles when you take off the oil filler cap
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Old 06-06-2016, 04:34 AM
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High idle

Is throttle cable too tight? The 318i m10 uses a fuel distributor and diesel style injectors. It uses engine vacuum to lift the internal fuel distributor plate, which Increases the fuel flow. Have you tried using a long allen key to adjust the fuel/air ratio plate? Restricting the amount of air coming into the will lower the rpm/ fuel released. Try it and let me know.

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