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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 02-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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2004 330xi car vibrates on D&R in cold

My car 2004 330xi vibrates on D & R and not N & P during cold weather only when outside temp falls below 30F, does not vibrate at all when outside temp is above 30F. ICV cleaned, new spark plugs, cleaned MAF, DISA is good and clean ..... Any suggestions? No engine codes, could it be a sensor issue? It's not mounts cuz it only vibrates in cold below 30F ..... IDLE RPM at 7500 when cold and stays there, rough continue as long as it's below 30, IDLE RPM drops to 6000 when warm or outside temp is above 30F, I use premium gas Shell 93 ......
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Older Cars aren't going to run perfectly. Mine has the same problem and I've done the same maintenance you have spark plugs, icv, etc. I just gave up and I deal with it

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Old 02-17-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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6 years, not old for a BMW !!!.... the thing that annoy me the most why only in cold temp???!!!! .... I'm sure it has some to do with a faulty sensor, I hope someone have an answer !!!! Or may be can explain the concepts behind this strange situation ......
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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Actually alot of cars have rough idles when cold so I woudnt go crazy about it

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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in before Neil pipes in that its a partial locked transmission
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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I had my belts off and 2 pulleys are dying, so I'm hoping that's it and after I replace the Pulleys the issue dissapears...
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #7
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in before Neil pipes in that its a partial locked transmission
Can u give more details about this issue, locked transmission !!!!! Can u explain ..... ???
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:15 PM   #8
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I had my belts off and 2 pulleys are dying, so I'm hoping that's it and after I replace the Pulleys the issue dissapears...
How this is related to the issue I'm having during cold, can u explain?!!
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Can u give more details about this issue, locked transmission !!!!! Can u explain ..... ???
It is a joke. he came into a thread saying its from the tranny.

More than likely rough in gear is from worn front axles, or engine mounts, or disa/ccv clogged, or bad spark plugs, or bad [fill in engine related part here]
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #10
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It is a joke. he came into a thread saying its from the tranny.

More than likely rough in gear is from worn front axles, or engine mounts, or disa/ccv clogged, or bad spark plugs, or bad [fill in engine related part here]
Bad joke .... :-)

DISA is clean
ICV Cleaned
New spark plugs
New air filter
No vacuum leak
No engine codes
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How to check the CCV for problems?
If mounts, why not vibrate during warm weather also ??!!

Is any of the following related cause to the problem:
-Intake air temp sensor?
-Coolant temp sensor?
-Intake Camshaft position sensor?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:54 AM   #12
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No one had a similar situation !!!!!!
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Older Cars aren't going to run perfectly. Mine has the same problem and I've done the same maintenance you have spark plugs, icv, etc. I just gave up and I deal with it
Lazy people 'deal with it.'
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Actually alot of cars have rough idles when cold so I woudnt go crazy about it
A lot of those cars need a repair to correct the rough idle.



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You critisize me and my comments but yet you have no suggestions to help. Idiot

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You critisize me and my comments but yet you have no suggestions to help. Idiot

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Relax guys I'm just looking for help here there are no reasons to problems!!!! :-)
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #16
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same problem here

i have an exact problem like you have. one difference between ur pro and my problem is mine happense all the time even the weather is hot.. I havent done anything like cleaning things whatever. My mechanical guy who actually has been working for a long time said that it could be engine mounts problem. i recently ordered two front engine mounts and transmission engine mount on the internet. i dont know whether its gonna work or not. i just believed what my mechanical guy said. i will let u know next week. hopely it will solve the vibration problem.
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