In Reply to: '99 M3/2 hesitates when cold posted by ScottSt on April 21, 1999 at 12:11:43:
: Just wondering if this is a common problem...
: I've had my M3/2 for about 1.5wks now. So far I've only identified two problems: 1) shimmy (it's at the dealer now for this), 2) hesitation/bogging when cold.
: This is most noticeable because I need to give it some throttle when backing out of the driveway in the morning. It feels as if it wants to hesitate/die right at initial throttle tip-in. If I get the revs up a bit everything's fine.
: Anyone else experiencing this symptom?
: Thanks much,
: Scott Stiles
: '99 M3/2
: '98 A4 30v
Scott: They all do it, since about '96 model year on up. BMW issued a service bulletin for stick-shift cars on this issue a couple months ago. Not for auto trans yet, but your's is a stick, right? They reprogram the engine computer to modify the cold-start cycle.
Or, you could just wait the 30 seconds to a minute it takes to go away. Put your gloves on, lock the doors, turn on some tunes, by the time you go, it's gone!
Bob '97 M3/4