Hi i have a running problm at 1500 to 1600rpm when driving or sitting still the engine seems duddery and seems to switch revs up and down.i have put new spark plugs in and air filter and put redx in fuel and checked for air leaks but stillno joy and i have had 2 people look at it and put it on engine man but ther are no codes or light on but when engine is running ther is a rattle that seems to be coming from crankcase vent valve ? i have been told it could be this or the throttle position switch or sensor .plus 2years ago i put new brake rotors and pads on back & front not orginal bmw and now getting brake dudder and wobble and i have only done 5000 mile and was told i should have put bmw ones on?.ps i have had the car 7 years now it has been a good but cannot get a new one as i have not got the money the car has done 94000 miles and has allways been fully serviced.your help would be good thank you n.smith
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Re: 318is 1997 e36 m44
If there is a ticking noise on the engine it may be that your engines hydrolic valve lifter's may be failing. The reason why it may be a running problem is that the valve lifters are part the VANOS system witch is BMW's answer for variable valve timing. you have the M44B19 engine witch only has VANOS on the intake cam shaft. I cant be shure with the infomormation I have if this looks right and you require more assistance.
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The E36 M3 is natorious for having some minor enigine hesitation immediately after a cold start. My car does this for about the first block both in the morning and after work. Its part of the engine management start routine: you will see this more specifically if you just start you car when its cold and let it idle. Initially you'll notice that the idle tone is a bit more rumbly and rough; but after about minute or so you'll notice that pitch changes and smoothes out. I was alarmed about this too, but after some research, I found it was a characteristic of the design. Just take it easy for the first block and you will never notice. Don't ever cold rev your engine. - Hope that helps.