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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-02-2011, 08:41 AM
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Hi guys new member on here, after 6 years of not having one ive got myself another bmw, just bought it its a 1995 318is when it sits on tickover the revs are slighty high give it a rev and they settle down again. Any ideas why? It doesnt smoke, starts 1st time sounds good has done 95k. Also what should the rpms be on tickover? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers guys
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:05 AM
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The revs should normally be at 600-700 during idle. (I'm assuming that's what you mean by 'tickover'. I'm not familiar with the funny terms you guys use across the pond )

If you have to rev the engine to get it to settle, it might be a sticky throttle plate. You can't hurt anything by trying to clean out the throttle body, so I would try that first. Just pick up a bottle of throttle body cleaner at an auto parts store and clean it up and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:07 AM
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Cheers guys, yeah idle is what I meant by tickover! Ill try those and hopefully that will solve it
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