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wariurice
06-28-2005, 10:35 PM
I have a 97 318ti that has been experiencing some hesitation between 1K and 2K RPM's. It seems that as soon as it hits 2K it will lunge forward and be fine from there on. And it only seems to do this when it gets to operating temperature (the temp needle is pointing straight up). When i cold start it in the morning it runs as smooth as can be until it warms up. I also notice really bad when the a/c is on. If anyone can give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

L84THSKY
06-28-2005, 10:41 PM
My Scirocco was doing the same damn thing :x


I have a 97 318ti that has been experiencing some hesitation between 1K and 2K RPM's. It seems that as soon as it hits 2K it will lunge forward and be fine from there on. And it only seems to do this when it gets to operating temperature (the temp needle is pointing straight up). When i cold start it in the morning it runs as smooth as can be until it warms up. I also notice really bad when the a/c is on. If anyone can give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

robcarync
06-29-2005, 12:57 AM
i know sometimes wtih my engine....at lower RPMS...if you hit the gas to try and accelerate more....it wont really go faster...but if you continue to push down...all of a sudden the RPMS jump up and the car takes off like it just remembered that it was supposed to be going somewhere!

i dont know when it mostly happens or anything...its just something ive noticed since ive had it...i dont know if its a problematic part (throttle positioning sensor...dont know if thats a real part but it sounds like a sensor that detects how far the gas pedal is pushed down...) or if its just the way the engine runs if it doesnt feel like being pushed hard....

is that what happens to you too?

wariurice
06-29-2005, 01:58 AM
its something like that but mine only does it when its between 1 and 2K and as soon as it hits 2k it accelerates how it is supposed to. While it is between 1 and 2K it sort or stutters like it is misfiring or missing a cylinder. And it ONLY happens when it is at operating temperature and is more noticeable with the A/C on. I just replaced the plugs and checked the wires thinking that was maybe it. But no such luck there. Maybe it is the injectors, but thats not something i know how to check. I am not exactly a master mechanic.

mischief
06-29-2005, 04:05 AM
i have a 1995 and it happens the same every morning leaving to school it will do the same some days my car will pull hard and othere days wount pull at all
what i was thinking that the
O2 sensor,EGR valve,or the PCV vavle could be bad

becouse my 97 runs great and the EGR valve is clean and my 95 is leaking from the valve and you can see oil all around the valve and seeing how my car have over 170,000miles the o2 sensor need to be replaced thats what i think could be bad
when the fan turns on car starts ti idel and when i have the A/C on idels bad
at my school i gave my car a 3 step fuel system flash and that helped my car alot still idels but very little not like befor and runs better
go to any NTB and pay $90 and get the 3 fuel system flash-the flash lasts about 1hr to do and get the oil cleaner you pour a bottle befor doing a oil change runs the motor for 5mins at idel and change you oil that worked too help the idel

jflip2002
06-29-2005, 04:44 AM
When my 318 wouldnt pass smog, it was doing the same thing. Would run like crap, and all of a sudden get a good boost. They fixed my timing, and my Throttle Position Sensor. So it may be one of those 2. But being that we dont have distrubutors to adjust the timing, it might be narrowed down to 1 lol

robcarync
06-29-2005, 07:36 AM
my o2 sensors were just changed not too long ago...

dont know what EGR and PCV is...maybe you should add it to the glossary?

but yeah, same thing...sometimes it takes offf...sometimes it takes a while to get going...and then jumps way up in RPMS

how much is it to replace a throttle position sensor...

cali-ti
06-29-2005, 02:21 PM
rob, should be added to the glossary shortly, but ...

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve
PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve

mischief
06-30-2005, 03:59 AM
i dont have work tomorrow so i will try and take pics of the egr's

i have a tp-sensor laying around should be good came of a runing car i will check it out if it make my car run better

jflip2002
06-30-2005, 07:27 AM
a TPS is about $75 for one off an e30, so roughly the same i'd imagine.

BMWVW
06-30-2005, 03:19 PM
Just a comment from someone that does not know much about EGR and PCV, but I was having a similar problem. I use a K&N air filter and once I realised that I hadn't cleaned it was I was supposed to, the car has been running much much better (especially around the 2-3K RPM range). I still need to do more servicing.

Oh well, maybe a totally useless tangent, but thought I would mention it because I was having a similar problem and was concerned about it being something more serious.

Cheers,
Paul.

robcarync
07-01-2005, 11:45 PM
i dont have a K&N filter....it should be here by tuesday though :)

how often should you change stock paper filters...i read every 10k miles...but that was on the K&N site because they wanted you to buy a reusable filter....

is that number accurate? because my stock paper filter hasnt been changed since last summer at around 15k miles ago i think....

BMWVW
07-03-2005, 05:56 PM
I typically change or clean my air filter between 10K - 15K, so sounds about right.

azs318ti
07-04-2005, 07:02 PM
I have that same problem but at 6k to 7k rpms. I used fuel injector cleaner in it and it made the problem go away almost but once the cleaner was out of my system it started again. I just purchased magnecor 8.5mm spark plug wires and im abou to buy upgraded fuel injectors i think that is one of the problems...

robcarync
07-04-2005, 07:14 PM
now my car is hesitating every time...i hit the gas..nothing happens for a second...then it takes off...

i have a code for "Knock Control Regulation"...

could a faulty knock sensor be causing this...because there is a specific code for the TPS...but it didn't show up...or maybe the sensor is going bad but isnt bad enough to trigger a code yet?

damn, im sorry i hijacked this thread :(

JPerfect
07-08-2005, 09:03 PM
my ti is a stick, and when i try and take off from low rpms, it does the same thing... then again, my friend has a prelude, and that does the same thing... and my old car was a hyundai and that did the same thing. I'm used to it. I just rev a little higher if i need to make a quick turn from a stop. Yes, the A/C boggs down the engine even more. That is expected.

96acti
07-08-2005, 09:23 PM
my 96 ti does the same thing it seems like it launches and revs real quick and other times its like are u ever going to get going lol i dunno i was thinking about changing my o2 sencor i dunno tho any suggestions let me kno




justin

John W
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
I just posted the text below on bimmerforums, as it sounds like a similar problem to what others on this thread are experiencing. Perhaps the hot, humid weather as of late has something to do with it as well. I'll be interested to see if there is a solution ...

I'm having a minor problem with my '97 318ti: I start the car in the morning, idle is fine. After 45-60 sec. of letting it warm up, I begin to drive. Car is nice and smooth -- no problems. I make it to the end of the street in my neighborhood (approx. 1 mile long, 25 mph speed limit) and stop at a stop sign. When pulling away in 1st gear, the engine bogs badly -- almost like it's only running on 2 or 3 cylinders -- which sometimes causes the car to stall. It's happened at this location twice and happened at the stop light just around the corner once, which leads me to believe it happens after about 3-4 minutes of running. Afterwards, the car runs fine. Gas mileage has been unaffected. I have experienced this problem four times -- all this week, never before.

Any thoughts about what could be wrong? I can't remember for sure if the A/C has been on each time this has happened, but I know it's been on at least a couple of times while experiencing this problem.

Thanks for any help!

John

John W
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
Oh yeah, FWIW, I replace my air filter religiously every 3 months (lots of pollen around here), so I'm guessing that's not the problem.