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Thread: e32 735i '91 engine starts, sputters, revs up + down between 1000 + 2000 RPM - solved

  1. #11
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    Jan 2007
    Dayton Ohio


    Actually made and installed two, one for the original and one so I will never have that problem again.

  2. #12
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    May 2004


    Recently I also read about some cases where the EML control module failed. Engine did not start, another case the EML light did not go out = ran in limp mode, another case engine could not rev to max.

  3. #13
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    Dec 2004
    Sydney, Australia


    That sounds pretty comprehensive, hard too argue.

    However I wouldn't be too keen about passing carb and brake cleaner through that little valve, I'm pretty sure it would have a small butyl rubber seal which would not take kindly to that harsh a clean. Even WD40 overnight...

    I remember troubleshooting mine once, after installing a new charcoal cannister I wanted to verify it was ok. I figured that closed one way (NC) without power in direction of the arrow was normal, and that with power it opened so test was good. It was for sure the original valve from factory on a euro 10/88 M30B35. Oh, and it was running 100%, no idle hunt.

    Have you tried disconnecting the ICV, O2 sensor and the AFM? If it idles ok missing one, perhaps that is the culprit? Is the ICV working nice, smooth and free? Is the TPS clicking closed when @idle? (Not sure how this translates to a EML/fly by wire setup, or whether it has a TPS or some other feature.
    Last edited by genphreak; 10-02-2017 at 12:47 AM.

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