In Reply to: Im not m3 evo, but i experienced the same thing... posted by James N. on January 04, 2000 at 12:08:42:
: A few months back, I started up my car after 3-4 days of not driving it and I thought it was going to explode. Since my car is a '99, I already have the rough start/erratic idle problem, but this was something completely different. The whole car shook violently and it didn't stop for at least 15-20 seconds, although it was a while ago, so give or take 5 seconds. Next time I started up the car I had my brother sit in it because he has a '98, but it did not replicate itself. He said that he never had that problem on his car, but did have all of the recalls/updates done so who knows. Since then, start-ups on my car have returned to their semi-rough cold start ways, but show no ill effects of that one incident. What I'm getting at is that I experienced the same thing, but have no idea what happened. Does anyone have a clue as to what this may be? TIA.
: James N.
: 99 m3/2
i had all the updates done also...this was the first time it occurred to me...i also usually have the mild rough idle at start up, but nothing like what happened 2 days ago...it never occurred after that...weird...it was like a helicopter or something....M3 evo's post is a little lower on the message board if you wanna have a look at it...