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1994 740IL Idle Speed (archive)

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Posted by Paul on August 06, 2001 at 18:14:57:

Hello all, proud new owner of a 1994 740il 85,000 miles. Generally the car idles at around 500 when sitting in park. At times I feel the slight beginning of a shudder as if the vehicle is beginning to stall. It is not dramatic, just feels as if the car is idling just a bit low. No problems when driving whatsoever, the car performs beautifully. I noticed the problem initially in the morning, but it also seems to happen even if the car is warm. One time a check engine light came on for about 2 seconds and then went away, probably the coldest day of the summer. Any ideas if that idle speed is a little low, or what would be an easy fix, what I should check?

Any help would be appreciated.


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