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'94 320i Hey there, I just bought a 1994 BMW 320i and was wondering about the RPMs. The car redlines at 7000 very easily but no power or acceleration comes from it even at 6000. When I hit 100 km/h, I am already in 5th gear at 5000 RPMs but the max speed is 240. I was wondering if it is a problem with the car such as a gauge problem or if it is normal. Thanks, Dan

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  • shade12344 Apr 12, 2009

    when i start the car she vere good but when i stop for signal or com to in round becoming start vere low what i can do pleas

  • Barry Murphy May 11, 2010

    It sounds to me like your clutch is slipping!



    Your car would never reach 240Km/h so don't worry about that. In 5th gear at 100Km/h your revs should be only around (approx) 2500-3000rpm.



    Either you get your clutch adjusted or it needs replacing.



    Test the car with the handbreak on. Put it into 1st gear & give a little rev. No more than 2000rpm should suffice. Ease the clutch pedal out untill you feel it bite. The back of the car should start to move down or possibly pull off. If it doesn't move much or start to pull away or even cut out then your answer is pretty clear!



    Let me know how you get on!

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Hello.

That doesn't sound right, I'd suggest getting the spoeedo checked. Even if you had the close ratio gear box which I think was fitted to the 4 cylinder engines, your speedo should be showing 160 km/h at 5000rpm in 5th.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: car wont shift untill redline or high rpms

If it wont let you shift make sure you have transmission fluid, i am guess its going to be your TPS which is your throttle positioning sensor it should be located near the back of the engine, Unplug it and plug it back in,

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SOURCE: tach. reading wrong

check the altenater wires

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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