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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
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Urgent help needed, 316i.
Hi, pals I am a new member of this site, saw it nd really liked it as all the bimmerheads r out here. Yesterday, I changed my car's headlight with the help of this site.
I have a E-36, 316i, Model 1993.
I am facing some problems in our part of the world most of the mechanics r not fimiliar with OBD and that kinda stuff, whereas dealer is much more then a robber, so I will appreciate if ya suggest me DIYs.
--- Before warm up ther is an idling disorder.
--- After warm up aswell idling disorder continues.
--- Feul Mixture is rich.
--- At around 3500 RPM in first gear and at around 3000 rpm in rest of the gears it backfires and throws a heavy dump of feul from the back.
--- Accelerator response is not that gudd.
--- Engine feel is just too much underpower.
--- Feul ecconomy isn't tht gudd as it do something lik 5 km/l.
I drive with a light foot and with an average speed of around 60-80 km/hr in city at moderate rpm.
When, I bought this car the acceleration was just too much pathetic, worse then a Fiat or Lada, a friend of my dignosted tht its due to catalyst, so I removed the catalyst and installed a free flow exhaust. After tht perfomance gets better and mileage increases to 5 km/l frm 3 km/l.
Oil filter, Feul filter, air filter all were changed 2000 kms back.
I use High Octane Feul.
I will highly thankful to ya guys if ya help me out with it.
1st off welcome As far as your idle probs - read the knowledge base article (under E36) about cleaning ICV - Idle control valve. While at it check all the vacuum hoses, replace any that are cracked, loose or broken. These two items should get you started in the right direction. Again welcome...
After a quick search, I believe your O2 sensor (also known outside the US as a Lambda sensor, like Storamin said) will be part #11781734393. But verify this at www.realoem.com. Just enter your vehicle information, and you can look at all the parts in detail. To find your vehicle's production date, look at the sticker on the driver's side door; there should be a month/year of manufacture.