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HI i have a bmw 316ti compact and since i had the timing belt changed by some cowboys at a local garage i have had problems. The car kept stalling out in traffic unless the air con was on and it ran ok. The engine management light is on and so is the brake pads light but the pads are fine. Today the car is now revving higher than usual and it has a lot less power when i pull away. Its sitting at about 3000 rpm in 4th at about 30mph. It sounds a little dodgey idling too like it isnt firing properly. I dont know an awful lot at all about motors so if anyone could help i would be really greatful as i dont want to be shafted by another dodgey garage. many thanks

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SOURCE: My BMW 316TI Compact will not start

if its flooding then its not sparking,or auto choke stuck .suggest you learn german and swear at it in own language ,failing which take it to a dealer as it could be anything from a cracked coil pack to a temperature sensor and without the vehicle in front of me this is one of them look and see type jobs.Could evan be the multiplug on the coil pack loose honestly its very dificult to diagnose without hands on .

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SOURCE: engine stalls after cold start-up & release from high speed idle

I had a similar problem.  I found the filter cartridge below the pcv valve had carboned up, and after the crank case pressurized, oil was forced out the pcv supply line to the throttle body.  The idle air control valve solenoid got oil in it and caused my problem, but only when it was cold.  The pcv cartridge is accessed by removing the pcv valve and the rubber fitting that the pcv valve mounts in.  It can then be fished out with a pick set, and it is a pain because you can't see it, but you can get you hand back there.  I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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Yuo'll need to take it for diagnostic scanning to find out which air bag is showing a defect. The shop will then advise you.
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SOURCE: my 316ti compact wont lock

Depending on the age of the car.. it may simply be the battery in the key.

You can either buy a new key.. or pry open the key and replace the 5 dollar battery.. you need to be handy with a soldering gun..

Before you do this.. you can try reprogramming the key..

1:Get in the car and close all of the doors.

2: Turn key on (1st position), and wait for all the lights to go out before turning ignition off. (or under five seconds)

Perform next steps within 30 seconds.

3: Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the key.

4: While still holding the UNLOCK button, press and release the LOCK button three times. Do this deliberately, not too quickly.

5: Release the unlock button. Car's locks should cycle, indicating the key is programmed.

6: On some cars, all keys are cleared from memory, so you will need to repeat steps 2-4 for any other keys.

7: Once all keys are programmed, use the last programmed key to turn the ignition on and back off one last time.

If programming more than one key.. Must be done within 30 seconds of completing the above steps.

This is the first step.. next would be checking the receiver ..I believe it is located in or near the rear view mirror on that car.

If you replace the key battery..or the key(s).. you will have to use the above programming steps to get them to work properly.

Best of luck!

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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