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      01-19-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Idle sputtering

Typically when my car is in idle, the car periodically sputters. But this is only when the car is idle'd in drive or park. When its in gear as I'm accelerating or driving there is no sputter and the car drives normally. Today i smoked the car through the intake and there's a very very small leak through a sensor of some sort near the engine and somewhat underneath. My car also reads a code for Fuel emissions leak very small. My mechanic the sputtering and the leak is from the DISA valve. Does this seem correct? And does anyone think the code is related to the valve?

I own a 2006 BMW 330i
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I'm having sputtering recently too. Ill have to look into this. It's only at the stop lights, though, it seems. :/
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I'm having sputtering recently too. Ill have to look into this. It's only at the stop lights, though, it seems. :/
Me too, only at the stop lights. Its more of a annoyance. It doesnt seem to actually affect the drive. i think if the price seems too high were just going to leave the problem until later.
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I was also thinking if i can get a used Disa valve because it would be cheaper. Would that be okay? Because the valves are a bit pricey.
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ever solve this?
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do u have any oil leaks? i had 3 just had 2 of 3 fixed and running so much smotheralready. 3rd oil leak is at oil pan and $$$, and least of my leaks so waiting.
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no i never got it fixed. my mechanic said it was the DISA valve. so he said its not a big deal, if i want to fix it i can but he said dont worry. It doesn't effect my drive, horsepower, or torque. itll end up being like 500
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