Over the last 8 months I've noticed that this vechicle has problems at idle, the engine once has shut down because it was idle'ing too low and wouldn't start for a about an hour or so? At stop lights I can see the RPMs vary between 500 - 1500? The car has about 106,000 miles, I'd like to keep it going for several more years, as I hear these cars can last for a while if properly maintained. Any insight would be great. Thank you.
Not Smooth @ Idle on 2003 BMW 325i
by waltrkm in Woodbridge, VA on June 21, 2009
ANSWER by dandd on June 21, 2009
The Engine Computer and ElectronicThrottle Body Controller need to be scanned. There is a fault condition with 1 or both of these systems which is causing your idle to surge and/or die.
I've been working this issue for some time now. I have cleaned the throttle body, idle control, replace all O2 sensors, The MAF, The MAP, cleaned the Fuel Injectors, replace the Temp sensor, replac...
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