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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 10-02-2012, 07:53 AM
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ICV on a 98 328i?

I am trying to find the idle control valve on my car to hopefully fix a fluttering idle issue, but every how-to I've found for cleaning it out shows a different set up for the ICV, and none of them seem to apply to my car. Anyone have a good pic of where it's located on a 98? It seems like they must have been very different from year to year, because I saw a how to video that was the same model, but a couple years older and I definitely don't have an idle control valve in the same spot as that guy.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:48 PM
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I don't have a pic but it is under the intake manifold inboard of the throttle body, you will have to remove the TB to get it out and back in.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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Actually, they're all pretty much the same.

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