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316ti E46 intermittent erractic idle

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    Posted: 28 Apr 2021 at 8:03pm
I have just purchased a 316ti from 2002 (E46) which suffers, occassionally, from erratic idling. It usually  ends up stalling after one of these fits. It starts fine and most of the time runs smoothly.

After much research I think I have pinpointed the problem to be in the Valvetronic system. If I disconnect the eccentric shaft sensor then the problem disappears. I would almost venture to say that it feels like it has more power.

Is there any danger of running with this sensor disconnected? Will a new sensor solve the problem?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NickDE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2021 at 8:44pm
Have you had the diagnostics checked to see if there are any error codes stored ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Allan3600 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2021 at 5:15am
Have just purchased a OBDII and run a scan. I  am getting codes, but cannot remember what they were.
Will get back on these.
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