M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

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M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by dhicks19 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:50 am

Hi guys,

I have a 2017 m140i manual with 6.5k on the clock. The last two days I have had an issue from cold.

When accelerating around 1.5k revs the car starts to stutter, if I keep the throttle on it eventually gets past this stutter. After 2 mins of driving or pulling over for a few minutes the car is then normal. If I leave the car after I have driven it and come back to it around an hour later it is still fine. It only happens from cold.

The weather has become a lot colder recently, it was minus 7 yesterday.

The car is throwing no errors on screen.

Any ideas :( :?

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by OneTwenty » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:14 am

Is it an engine related stutter, i.e. can you feel the engine missing/misfiring, or is it just the TC holding the car back a bit?

I notice in mine when it's cold/slippy I can barely pull away from junctions as the TC seems to be holding back, even though no TC lights are flashing and it can take a while for the power to be available.
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by JT1 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:21 am

OneTwenty wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:14 am

I notice in mine when it's cold/slippy I can barely pull away from junctions as the TC seems to be holding back, even though no TC lights are flashing and it can take a while for the power to be available.
Had this in mine last night, pulling away from a set of lights with literally no power at all. No TC lights flashing but it was definitely holding back any sort of power.
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by dhicks19 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:08 am

defo engine related :(

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by Barney McGrew » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:35 am

If it was an older car I'd say the injectors could be having problems, but with such a new car I'd not expect this to be the case.

Might be worth a run to the dealer if no joy just to check it over, although if no error codes it'll be hard for them to recreate unless they have the car long enough to get cold again.

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by dhicks19 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:56 am

No way fuel quality could be the issues is there? I don't trust Morrisons fuel. I think I will put some Tesco 99 and test it for a few days. If not I guess its back at the dealers like you say.

I had the jb+ on it but took it off and it made no difference. Don't think this would of caused anything though?

What tools are used to read codes from these?

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by Shadak » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:07 am

Afaik TC wont flash if its cought before slippage.

Try Traction mode or Sport+ it will let you slip see how it behaves there.
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by mark261288 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:38 pm

mine does it too and it is not traction control related. it seems like a miss fire under load when cold and it is more noticable on cold mornings. only does it for a few seconds but its pretty annoying.

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by mark261288 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 pm

HI.
Did you get to the bottom of this in the end?

Mine seems to be getting worse.

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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by Jahjaman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:14 pm

Shadak wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:07 am
Afaik TC wont flash if its cought before slippage.

Try Traction mode or Sport+ it will let you slip see how it behaves there.
Just FYI, TC does activate and limit power to rear wheels, even without the TC light flashing.

Myself and many other users have experienced this.
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by Shadak » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Jahjaman wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Shadak wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:07 am
Afaik TC wont flash if its cought before slippage.

Try Traction mode or Sport+ it will let you slip see how it behaves there.
Just FYI, TC does activate and limit power to rear wheels, even without the TC light flashing.

Myself and many other users have experienced this.
Yep, thats what I meant :)
It will be ative and limit power but it wont flash yet (unless it starts to slip).
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by OneTwenty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:05 pm

mark261288 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 pm
HI.
Did you get to the bottom of this in the end?

Mine seems to be getting worse.
Try putting it in Sport+ and see if that solves the issue, if it does then it's the TC.

Mine seems to be really bad when it's cold and low outside temps. I tried to leave a junction yesterday and wen't nowhere, changed into second on the auto and still nothing but then the TC stopped activating (even though it wasn't flashing) and it flew off.

In Sport+ it never does it.
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Re: M140i Stutter Under Throttle When Cold

Post by RedUn » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:43 am

OneTwenty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:05 pm
mark261288 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 pm
HI.
Did you get to the bottom of this in the end?

Mine seems to be getting worse.
Try putting it in Sport+ and see if that solves the issue, if it does then it's the TC.

Mine seems to be really bad when it's cold and low outside temps. I tried to leave a junction yesterday and wen't nowhere, changed into second on the auto and still nothing but then the TC stopped activating (even though it wasn't flashing) and it flew off.

In Sport+ it never does it.
Mine does this too with a manual, I originally thought it was a boost problem as sometimes it'll do it in higher gears... Bmw couldn't find anything though...
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