Unfortunately, due to my special ability to keep bringing neglected cars home with me, I now have a dire need to make some space, so the BMW will be sold.
Ah damn, the reliable second car became slightly less than reliable.
As if my plate wasn’t full enough, I remember why I shouldn’t be left alone on Trademe.
Well, it’s been a little while in the making but the BMW is finally ready for its time in the spotlight.
There was one thing left that I hadn’t tested for in my quest to sort the idle issue, and that was the fuel pressure.
After 300,000km, the old suspension was no doubt a little on the tired side. An easy fix is to fit a set of adjustable suspension. So, that’s what I did.
Another part of trying to sort the idle is to replace the idle control valve, which has been a bit suspect from the beginning.
In my quest to smooth out my idle issue, I wanted to remove and check the DME and VNC units.
Ah yes, that time again. It’s not my M3 if it doesn’t involve rebuilding the Vanos at some point.