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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 12-05-2012, 05:05 PM
WickedFast.Inc WickedFast.Inc is offline
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Bad tps?

I have a feeling that my tps is bad or off cal the most predominate reason i can tell you is when doing a stomp test it takes several stomps and its when i release the pedal is the problem i have to let it spring back kinda hard for it to tell that a press was done which makes me think tps also causing my idle problem as i installed a new idle valve and it will not open it hums but when i start the car it fires all six maybe once and dies am i headed in the right direction? I dont want to put 80 bucks into the wrong part

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:14 PM
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if you open the throttle with your hand you should hear the throttle switch click just past the throttle rest position. Maybe a previous owner adjusted the throttle stop screw thinking it was for the idle..
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:02 AM
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Check throttle cable ! & return spring
If your throttle blade does not open completely when somebody steps on the padal, with carpets installed...
Then release the pedal slowly & the throttle blade should return to its stop automatically.
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