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g323   Posted Friday, Nov 7th 5:25am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 317
323i 1982
AHH! Crazy problem with my 323i, I just took it for a drive and after warming up it started to die, the idle jumped around abit, i would rev and it would be like a delayed reaction and then if i contuned driving it would die. Inside and out it smells a bit like burning rubber or tar.

any ideas! this is my daily driver!

Today I:
Tried to take out the WUR but one of the hex bolts is stripped, so i took off the lines, cleaned it up with carb cleaner as much as I could and put on steel braided lines that DogBox sold me.

I also put in a kjet filter and then took it off as Im planning on oiling it tommorow.

Lights dont die, just the engine.

help please! what could this be!

DHoang   Posted Saturday, Nov 8th 10:44pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 345
Texas USA
323i, e39 528i, Maserati Spider, Tundra LTD V8 p/up
Try to back off (ccw) your idle adjust screw located on the L side of the air flap housing (housing bolted onto intake manifold. This did the trick for me as an interim before I could find where my air intake leak was coming from.

melloh   Posted Sunday, Nov 30th 11:39pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 680
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
is it at all possible that a hose is rubbing or touching something it shouldn't be? Thus, you get your burning smells and a vacuum leak big enough to get your symptoms?

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