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Re: idle problem with 530i after block replacement (archive)

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Posted by Chris Fort on November 20, 2000 at 23:18:01:

In Reply to: idle problem with 530i after block replacement posted by Brett on November 20, 2000 at 17:13:56:


I have a '94 530i which I bought used -- has 92k on it, SB replaced @ 70K. Idle is fairly "lopey." I can watch the shifter move slightly as it idles. Not sure what the car was like before the replacement -- however I did look at a 530i that didn't have the block replaced and that idle was definitely rougher.


just curious if anyone has experienced a stronger than expected lope at idle with their new short block(especially in their 530i 5 speed). I have 2,500 miles on my new block and feel that the idle lopes or rocks more so than my old Nikasil block. Keep in mind I also paid the dealer to tune the valves and service "everything" that was not included/covered in the block replacement. Dealer says the car idles great which leads me to believe I am victim to the infamous "that's just the way the V-8's are" excuse. My 530i is running great, however the idle seems to lope/rock at idle, red lights, to the point where you feel it in the driver seat. So basically I am curious if any other 530/540 owners with new blocks are experiencing the same thing. Thanks

95 530i 5 speed

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