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      01-09-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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2006 BMW 325i throttle valve jamming

So it has been down to 5 degrees F on and off a few days here in Ohio, and every time the temperature drops below 10 degrees F, my car goes into limp mode, and becomes a pain to drive home. Last night, I left work at 8:30pm, and my normal 7 minute drive turned into a 35 minute frustrating drive of shame. Getting passed by all kinds of cars while my dash is illuminated like a Christmas tree really sucks!

I found TSB 120108 through alldata, and it says throttle jamming is a known issue, requiring the replacement of the intake manifold. When I contacted my local BMW dealer (Voss Village BMW), they were very clear that it wouldn't be covered and would be quite pricey. Anyone know of any dealers in Southern Ohio that will try for goodwill repairs? Any recommendations?
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Did you pull the codes?

Can you post the text of the bulletin? Not sure why you would need to replace the manifold.
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So it has been down to 5 degrees F on and off a few days here in Ohio, and every time the temperature drops below 10 degrees F, my car goes into limp mode, and becomes a pain to drive home. Last night, I left work at 8:30pm, and my normal 7 minute drive turned into a 35 minute frustrating drive of shame. Getting passed by all kinds of cars while my dash is illuminated like a Christmas tree really sucks!

I found TSB 120108 through alldata, and it says throttle jamming is a known issue, requiring the replacement of the intake manifold. When I contacted my local BMW dealer (Voss Village BMW), they were very clear that it wouldn't be covered and would be quite pricey. Anyone know of any dealers in Southern Ohio that will try for goodwill repairs? Any recommendations?
What does intake manifold has to do with your throttle body?

If yours is defective, get a used throttle body and swap it out. car-part.com it takes 15-20 min to do it. Very easy and straight forward job. IIRC, 4 bolts, 2 wires, and 2 clamps. Intake manifold is just bunch of hollow plastic tubes. If you really want, you can even get a new 3 stake intake manifold from 330i for more hp.

Don't be afraid of your car and to work on it.
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2CEC. 2CED were the first ones that went. A couple of days later I got some other throttle valve ones that were a bit different, but essentially pointed towards the same thing. I apologize for not getting back sooner.

If I have to do the intake manifold, I will be replacing it with the 3 stage manifold, and a tune from BPC, however, the weather is so random here in Ohio right now, I am afraid I may not get it done before it rains, or goes below freezing.
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