Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E30 (1983 - 1991)
User Name

Welcome to!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 04-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
Reverse Gear Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1,475
Auto running rough in drive

The continuing saga of my girlfriend's '88 cab problems...continues.

When we got the car, it ran rough. We adjusted the valves, changed the cover gasket, new plugs, and put it all back together...and now it runs a lot worse.

At idle, it shakes quite a bit. When placed in Drive, however, everything gets worse. It feels low on power, sluggish, vibrating etc. Same with Reverse.

Neutral and Park, however, are far better, which is why I turn to the gods of maX for help. I know nothing about automatic transmissions, but it seems strange that a different gear should affect it so much.

My list of culprits so far include the vacuum lines, distro cap/rotor, spark plug leads, possible unbalancing due to two broken fan blades or perhaps bigger problems with timing and/or lifters.

Thanks in advance for any advice/compassion/soft mockery/offers of help.
I really want to get it back on the road for her.

Last edited by TSI; 04-23-2013 at 04:03 PM.
TSI is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2018