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Re: Not as if I know anything. (archive)

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Posted by Jean on April 05, 2001 at 07:54:11:

In Reply to: Re: Not as if I know anything. posted by Thomas Meacham on April 04, 2001 at 15:55:43:

Hi Tom, I'm far away in Toronto, Canada man, but thanks anyway
I have a clean ICV, the throttle body was cleaned, I have no vaccum leaks I left the car with BimmerHaus, My mechanic for 10 days to check, and he said it could be th engine control module, but he's not 100% sure. the O2 sensor is shot, but I had it disconnected for two years before and never had any trouble with the idle, so my guess is that O2 would make it burn more gas, but not run at high rpm....right?
About the throttle do you run with it closed, and how do youknow it stays closed and how do you close it? Am I babeling again?
I would appreciate any information that would help me keep my sanity.....
Definitely clean the ICV. Make sure the rotating cam is free to meve with your pinky finger. Look for Vacuum leaks. Check that the Throttle plate closes all the way. The clearance between the Throttle plate and the body should be 0.001 to 0.0015 which is less than a sheet of cheap printer paper. I run mine closed all the way and let the ICV do the work. ( Check that the floor mat is not holding down the gas pedel. Hey I know its stupid but it happened to some guy in the E43 Forum )
Once you make it through this list, e-mail me at [email protected] and I will go through the next list.



P.S. If you are close by I could take a look at it for you. I am 1 hour North of Philadelphia.

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