My 1995 328 has been very difficult to pull away with ever since I got it
two years ago. You need to get the revs up to about 1500 to keep it from
stalling. My wife had it stall with her 3 times yesterday before she
managed to pull away and she drives a 1996 316 daily which she never stalls.
So I am statring to believe that this is not driver related.
I'm suspecting that the Vanos does not work on the 328, 'cause it would
often idle rough. Yet from 2500 RPM upwards it pulls like a train, even
when towing a 1 tonne caravan.
Is there anything I can do to check whether the Vanos is working or not.
Apart from the mechanism being broken, could there be a vacuum hose or
something similar that is blocked that could cause the Vanos to malfunction?
The car has only done 160,000km or 100,000 miles, full service history and
is still like new otherwise.
Thanks in advance for any advice