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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 Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Scharnhorst Scharnhorst is offline
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Mein Auto: 1987 325I Sedan
325I stalling at low rpm

I recently bought an e30 325i as a project, however, it is drive able.

A problem I'm encountering however is, at low rpm, the car will stall. When the car stall's it will not crank, but does have electrical power to operate accessories. After a jump it will run fine again.

I believe that it is the alternator or voltage regulator.

Any thoughts?
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Old Yesterday, 06:05 AM
M-technik-3 M-technik-3 is online now
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Mein Auto: 88 M3x2 86 330i 4 e36's
Quite possible, if you have a digital volt meter check the battery while running to see that it's properly charging, ie should be in the range of 14 volts DC I would also load test the battery as it may be toast and is not capable of storing a charge. While e30 are basic they do require a proper working charging system and a good battery for running the car.
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