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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 10-12-2012, 02:14 PM
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Odd idling ........I think

My 98 318is idle s at 500 but when I'm going 100 in 5th gear it is way up at 3000 I always thought it should be around 2500
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:54 PM
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My 98 318is idle s at 500 but when I'm going 100 in 5th gear it is way up at 3000 I always thought it should be around 2500
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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I already tried to explain that engine speed at idle does not in any way influence engine speed while moving in your earlier thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...789&highlight=
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:49 PM
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OK guys, what about my problem? When I'm on the highway going 60mph, if I stick the clutch in my idle is only about 500! What do I do!?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:49 PM
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But why would it be at 3000 rpm at 100?
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This is why:




Found here.


And yes, I went to FAR more effort than I should have. Especially since the calculator I gave you would have been more than sufficient.


End result?

3000 rpm in 5th with the final drive ratio of 3.45:1 that came with the '98 318is means you're doing 102 km/h.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:37 PM
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when i turn my car off it says im going zero but im still moving.


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Old 10-13-2012, 03:01 AM
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Thank you so much I tried using that and didnt get it at all
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Thanks jonesin, that is actually very interesting information.
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Alright, in a weird turn of events, Ed gets major brownie points for being seriously helpful. What has the world come to?! Must be a momentary lapse into standard "friendly Canadian" mode...

Perhaps with time, Ed is becoming more helpful and I'm becoming less helpful...
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:04 PM
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He made up for his momentary lapse into niceness here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=651567


Just kidding, Ed! You're a nice guy with a low tolerance for brain-dead-booger-heads, just like me.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:43 PM
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He made up for his momentary lapse into niceness here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=651567


Just kidding, Ed! You're a nice guy with a low tolerance for brain-dead-booger-heads, just like me.
Awww. Had I known/seen that he had made yep threads on the same question (after the first had been answered) if not have been so nice
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:19 PM
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