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eatapc
06-22-2002, 05:39 PM
I got the rough idle this morning, after not driving the car for 5 days. It had happened once before, I did nothing, the car didn't stall, and the idle smoothed out after a few seconds. This morning when it stumbled, I gave it a little gas, and it stumbled again. Before the engine died, I gave it more gas, but it almost died again. I remembered the "Sport Button" cure, so I hit "Sport" and gave it gas, but it stumbled once more. I decided to take my foot off the gas and just let the engine die, but instead the engine immediately smoothed out.

My recommendation: When starting the car in the morning, keep your foot off the accelerator, and don't be tempted to help the engine by giving it gas. Let the car's electronics adjust without interference.

It may have been just a coincidence that both times I kept my foot of the gas pedal the engine recovered quickly, but I thought I might "run it up the flagpole" here.

RSKeisuke
06-22-2002, 06:10 PM

eatapc
06-22-2002, 06:23 PM

Agent7
06-22-2002, 06:27 PM
service bill yesterday "no solution currently available". I have the latest software upgrade. They said they would call me if a newer version came out.

lexx
06-22-2002, 07:35 PM
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Lexx, <A HREF="mailto:lexx@roadfly.com">lexx@roadfly.com</A>, E46M3 02/2002 TiSi/Blk/6sp

lexx
06-22-2002, 07:36 PM
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eatapc
06-22-2002, 07:52 PM
This was posted before, but it doesn't seem to explain the problem that most people experience: cars that ran perfectly on cold starts for many months and thousands of miles, only to start stumbling recently. Some have it happen every morning. Others, like me, only drive the cars on weekends, and get the problem rarely, with no obvious pattern. With SMG, most people turn the key and wait two or three seconds while shifting into neutral before firing up the engine, which should pressurize the fuel line, if that were the problem. No?

bmwm3coupe
06-22-2002, 11:15 PM
<br>William
Austin, Texas
2002 Alpine White/Black Leather/SMG


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