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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Nov-03-2010, 05:40:15 PM   #1
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Default Car stalls ransomly when coming to a light...

So, when I come to a traffic light, and put the car in neutral and let out the clutch, occasionally the revs will drop momentarily and sometimes the car just stalls right there. Restart it, and everything is fine again... It doesn't do it all the time and usually does it after extended periods at open throttle (like when I come off the freeway).

Any ideas??

These little issues are killing me.
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Any "mods" - like to the intake? If not - the idle control valve is probably gummed up. Do a search on it..

BTW - what's "ransomly"?
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Maybe try an injector cleaner? Start small and work yourself up....
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How much ransom do you have to pay to get going?
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had me bawling
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damn it, you beat me to it, lol. but op, it seems like fuel pump, or maf.
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So, when I come to a traffic light, and put the car in neutral and let out the clutch, occasionally the revs will drop momentarily and sometimes the car just stalls right there. Restart it, and everything is fine again... It doesn't do it all the time and usually does it after extended periods at open throttle (like when I come off the freeway).

Any ideas??

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MAF sensor you probably have air turbulence.
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I had this issue with my AFE CAI. Too much air flow. My mechanic hooked the meter up while we went for a drive, when you slow up, the maf could not adapt quickly enough. I ended up choking some of the air flow down a bit and no more issue.
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hahaha i was thinking the same thing.. "edit before posting brahh"
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hahaha i was thinking the same thing.. "edit before posting brahh"

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