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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello fellow members, This is my first post. Thank you for reading and replying in advance. My 2003 E39 540i has this strange issue: it experiences low rpm rough idle when the car has a cold start in the morning and outside temp is "cold" (40-50°F in the SF bay area). Here are more details...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Wow that's a lot of symptoms. About a month ago I ran out of gas with about 50 mile left on on the digital gauge. Since then I ran out with a quarter tank. I also noticed a low rpm (500) at idle and once it stalled on my while turning into a parking lot. Tonight I noticed a hesitation when...
  3. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    these problems suggested a fuel filter/injector issue, so I bought a new fuel filter and after replacing the old one, I now have a lower than normal idle speed (650-750 rpm) and the engine sort of chugs (for lack of a better word) here and there while in gear. I am POSITIVE I installed the...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello! I'm having a situation with my 2000 E39. About 2 weeks ago it started having intermittent bouts of misfire. I put it on the computer and it was a misfire on cyl 6. I also noticed that the coolant expansion tank had a crack. I replaced the tank, cyl 6 and the spark plug. My car is still...
  5. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    My 2003 BMW X5 has a chirping noise at low idle. It goes away when I start to drive but around 500-700 RPM, it is very loud. I have recently replaced my DISA valve and searched on many forum topics which all the symptoms point to. I also have a suspicion it may be the CVV (Oil Separator)...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello everybody, I dont usually post much, but have found a lot of solutions in the past here at the fest. so I have a question now. My car has 131k miles, and a very rough idle whenever I put my shifter in the "D" or "R" position, and my rpms drop to 550. In "N" rpms are at a steady 700-750...
  7. E28 (1982 - 1988)
    Okay, this is my first BMW, I recieved a 1986 535i in a trade, when this thing is on the road it drives great other than a little wobble(different rims that I think need to be balanced). It's a whole new story on start up or in traffic. The car idles a little under 1000 and if I don't rev hard...
  8. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Greetings guys, I had just bought a '98 323is, manual, with 100,000 + miles. The car runs pretty good. Except, in the morning, when the engine is cold, the idle speed is really low and it tends to stall. But after it warms up, it runs fine. I changed the oil, put premium gas and 6 new...
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