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Old 10-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Engine jolts - my solution

My 2000 323Ci had been experiencing engine jolts between 1000-2000rpm for quite a while, but it never threw any codes. I changed the fuel filter and that seemed to solve the problem for a few weeks, then it started again. I started looking at all kinds of stuff like replacing VANOS seals, replacing the fuel pump, etc. And decided to start with a simple spark plug and plug boot replacement. While I was at it, I changed the exhaust camshaft sensor.
The car runs great now - engine jolts are completely gone - the advice here is to start with the simple things first. $115 for plugs, boots and a sensor was a cheap and simple fix.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Hey, solutions are good! Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Glad you fixed it! but consider yourself lucky, as that kind of symptom can mean many many many things, and without codes being thrown, can lead to a lot of replacement parts that are not necessary.. but you've done good!
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