I just bought my first Beamer from an auction in Los Angeles. She's a 1997 3.18i 4 Door Sedan (automatic), runs decent but i've noticed that when im driving up hill (stop & go) that i there is a shutter that makes the car rattle (sometimes more than once in a single acceleration). The "shutter" happens all the time & although the mechanic told me not to worry about it.....i'm worried about it. I'm wondering if anyone in the forum can help shed some light on my situation. It seems like there is a lack of horsepower in second gear she takes forever to get up to a normal speed....i know its a 4 cyl but it still seems slow when i punch it.
One other issue with the car is that it came without power window switches! The electric system all works....i ordered some window switches and the console pieces w/ the child safety lock: my issue is that i can't find the black box piece that goes around the electrical wiring (the black piece that the window switch plugs into). 5 pin black plastic piece that wraps around the wires and connects the electric to the window switch. Again 3.18i 1997 this is not an easy part to find was hoping someone on here could point me in the right direction. THANKS A LOT glad 2 be a BMW owner even if it is a THROWBACK! Salute.