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Bmw 316 1993 L Reg, after losing my oil filler cap, (I drove for a couple of days before discovering cap was missing) i replaced cap, but now have erratic rpm on start up, this lasts for a minute or so before settling.

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The good news is they planned on people loosing there oil caps. This is why they put this neat little guard in the valve cover to keep the oil in the engine where it belongs. As far as the erratic idle it sounds as though it is just a fluke that it started at the same time. Try a good tune up and have the MAP sensor checked as well as the idle air speed solenoid cleaned. This should take care of the problem or lead your tech in the correct direction. Hope this helps you out. Good luck.

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