WHAT CAN THE PROBLEM BE?

  • Tiny
  • victorogorman
  • 2003 BMW 330ci
  • 70,000 miles

My bmw 330ci hesitates when I accellerate in 1st gear when cold, also when I pull away when cold and run along on idle going slow in 1st gear the car wallows. What could this be?

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012 AT 12:30 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Is the MalfunctionIndicator Light indicating?

Symptoms indicates a possible fault with the ignition system components or cold start.

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012 AT 9:03 AM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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It is quite possibly the VANOS unit.

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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 6:05 AM
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  • victorogorman
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Thanks for the help, no the malfunction light is not on. Some one said it could be vanos, but I was thinking on the lines of what you said, may be cold start. Look forward to your reply, sorry I took so long to get back to you. Thanks again. Victor.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 7:10 PM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Once again, the VANOS unit is in question.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 7:15 PM

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