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Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by Raphaellacerda, Jan 29, 2014.

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    Raphaellacerda 98 318i “why don’t I have a steering tilt?”

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    Just got it back ... They replaced the coil pack. It's idling normal now ! But let's see in a few hours once it's stone cold. He didn't mention anything about dirty valve or vac issues though
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    steven s

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    Didn't think a 318 had a coil pack. You sure?
    Unless I'm thinking about something else.
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    Raphaellacerda 98 318i “why don’t I have a steering tilt?”

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    Raphaellacerda 98 318i “why don’t I have a steering tilt?”

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    This is it

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    steven s

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    Ah. Didn't realize that was called also coil pack.
    I'm used to the individual coils used in a 6 cylinder.
    Thanks.
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    Raphaellacerda 98 318i “why don’t I have a steering tilt?”

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    30 degrees out and the car sat for 4 hrs and started perfect and now it idles perfect and feels much better
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    steven s

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    Maybe I need to replace mine? :)
    I have a high idle when warm.
    But I know the intake is filthy and have bad vacuum hoses.
    As soon as it's warm I'm going to work on it.
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    Raphaellacerda 98 318i “why don’t I have a steering tilt?”

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    I’m with you on that! It’s really cold up here and a big snow storm coming tonight. But doing some research on the E36 build and electrical, a lot of people have or had idle issues whether being low and rough like myself or really high. What I researched it comes down to the coil pack or injector(s) in really cold temps they start to leak into the cylinder after the car sits for a bit thus giving that rough start in cold and a couple of high revs burns off that excess fuel.

    But I’m no mechanic ;)

    I’m also thinking about changing my own oil…… What do you think the dealership will charge ?

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