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      09-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Car shaking in morning.

Noticed now that weather cooled off the car shakes when on steady throttle for the first 10 min of driving. Had same issue before the summer then I changed plugs and coils, was fine, and now started again...codes are same as usual: lambda codes cause of no cats.

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Injectors are next on the list, there is an open recall for injectors even if you're out of warranty so I would call your dealer first.
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Car shaking, or engine shaking? As the weather gets colder, tires will tend to "flat spot" when parked overnight. They eventually round back out once they get some heat in them. Also helps to run a couple psi more pressure when the temp drops.
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Car shaking, or engine shaking? As the weather gets colder, tires will tend to "flat spot" when parked overnight. They eventually round back out once they get some heat in them. Also helps to run a couple psi more pressure when the temp drops.
Engine. Shifter also shakes.
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Injectors are next on the list, there is an open recall for injectors even if you're out of warranty so I would call your dealer first.
Injector recall was only for pre 09 build
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Flaky injectors can leave some plugs black. Might want to pull the plugs to check whether any look different. Black is bad, tan/grey is OK.
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when one of my injectors died this is how my car acted
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Noticed now that weather cooled off the car shakes when on steady throttle for the first 10 min of driving. Had same issue before the summer then I changed plugs and coils, was fine, and now started again...codes are same as usual: lambda codes cause of no cats.

Any ideas??
Do you have RFT's ?
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Injectors are next on the list, there is an open recall for injectors even if you're out of warranty so I would call your dealer first.
Recall?? Never got a letter...

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Are you letting your car sit for a little when you start
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i had injectors replaced under the recall, my car was fully modded when i had it done too.
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Leaky injectors. It will eventually throw a code. My car did the truck shaking thing for a few days then lit up the dashboard.
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i had injectors replaced under the recall, my car was fully modded when i had it done too.

Do you have any information on which cars were affected by these injectors, I am thinking I should check to see if this recall is on my 07, this is the first I am hearing of this.
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First thing that came to mind is injectors.
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Do you have any information on which cars were affected by these injectors, I am thinking I should check to see if this recall is on my 07, this is the first I am hearing of this.
I don't remember, my car is an 08... i think the build date was in late 07 though. I think you can call BMWNA and just give them your VIN and ask
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Noticed now that weather cooled off the car shakes when on steady throttle for the first 10 min of driving. Had same issue before the summer then I changed plugs and coils, was fine, and now started again...codes are same as usual: lambda codes cause of no cats.

Any ideas??
Do you have RFT's ?
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u need cats had this issue on my car went back to cats fixed everything. had a tune and everything cats only way to fix it for some reason
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Same thing just happened to me. Injectors.
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I would guess you have a bad injector. I hope you have warranty...
basically the theory is that you have a leaking injector and in the morning the car shakes until it burns the extra fuel out. The hard part can be finding the bad injector. If the injectors have been upgraded then you may consider changing them all to avoid this from happening again.

I had an issue with my injectors under warranty and push the dealer to change all of mine but I had no luck
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Injectors are next on the list, there is an open recall for injectors even if you're out of warranty so I would call your dealer first.
Injector recall was only for pre 09 build
My injectors started to go bad. I called BMWNA, and told them that it was shady mine were failing at 60k, and their was a recall a year before mine. They paid for all the parts.
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09 and up should still be covered by the original warranty (unless you're over the mile limit) and the dealers have a testing procedure for the injectors so it shouldn't be difficult to figure out which one is bad. You can also check if the injectors are correctly coded yourself - there is a DIY on how to do it.
For my recall, they only changed 1 injector but the rough idle at startup and after long highway drives is gone now.
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