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I have an L Reg 316 and the engine seems to cough and splutter around 3000-3200 RPM in any gear, even 5th.

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    i have a 316 1995 it juders in first gear and spluters trew the gears from about 3000 rpm

  • bmw-bh Feb 28, 2009

    i have same proplem .. that it take late to change the transmition from the first to second, it reach until 3000 rpm..
    i asked too many people they tell me u have problem in body valve in the transmition,,

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Try replacing your fuel filter, or unblocking the vents on your fuel tank, had this problem with mine and this fixed it

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If it seems to lack power on takeoff, but does not idle rough, cough or splutter, or stall, I'd suspect your low gear shift solenoid has failed in the tranny. This causes the trans to be unable to find low gear. Get a readout of trouble codes as there should be one to assist in finding the cause.

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I have a 1997 passat petrol coughs and splutters on cold start u


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Sounds like a clutch problem to me.
So, with the engine off, can you select all gears? If yes, your gearbox is probably OK.
And now with the engine idling, can you select any gears with out crunching? If this is difficult, then try this next test in an area where movement forward or backwards won't be a problem.
With the engine OFF, foot ON the clutch, the handbrake OFF, and in 1st gear, start the car. BE READY TO TURN IT OFF.
If the car moved forward as you cranked the engine, then your clutch is not adjusted properly or has worn out. That is more-than-likely the smell you got before - burnt clutch disc from it slipping.
You can drive it, but every time you want to start off, you'll have to turn the engine off, select 1st then start the engine. Accelerate slowly, making sure the revs don't rise faster that you're speeding up, and change gear by judging engine revs between gears.
Don't keep driving it as it is, as you WILL have gearbox problems if you don't fix the clutch.

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When im driving in 5th gear the RPM's seem high around 3500 is this normal?


I, also, thought this was high at first. After some research, I found that this car runs in that range at about 75 mph. So, yes. That is normal.

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I just wanted to know the optimal shifting points to do 70mph comfortably. Should the car be at 2500-3000 rpm in 5th gear at 60-65 mph? I typically shift at or around 3k rpm in every gear, and the car...


How many gears does your car have? One of my cars has to do a little over 3000rpm to maintain 70-75 in 5th gear. My other car has to do about 3000rpm to maintain 65-70 in 5th gear.

It all depends on the number of gears your car has and the gearing ratio. The second car I have is geared more optimally for city driving and gets better fuel economy going slower than fast highway speeds.

Having driven several rental cars too I would say anywhere between 2500 to 3000 is reasonable for the average car. If you are driving a vehicle like say a porsche, bmw or audi they may have more gears and may be at a lower rpm at 70mph than your car.

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Sounds like it could be a bad EGR valve, the trans fault codes of p1775 is nothing really, it could even be the fact that you are putting the car in gear at 3,000 revs.
If this is an intermittant problem then it goes right back to the egr valve. They clog and stick and will cause bad/rough idle issues especially on start up and also will cause spiratic idle problems.
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