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Old 12-16-2009, 03:22 PM   #16
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:58 PM   #17
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Easy t-Dot, I highly doubt anyone knows BMW's better, than Ajax BMW where I took it. There were 19 faults codes, they started fixing the one that was most possible. Apparently the problem is fixed, they said it was the engine harness. If I did get the codes read by obd2 I wouldnt know where to start.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:31 PM   #18
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Easy t-Dot, I highly doubt anyone knows BMW's better, than Ajax BMW where I took it.
I assumed you went there.

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #19
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I should be getting the car back on Monday, to break it down, this is what was fixed and how much it costed:
-throttle body and all assembly parts 1186.59
-stage two diagnostics 254.00 I belive it was 2 hours.
-wiring harness 276.67
With taxes it cost:

Could have saved a bunch, but I just wanted it done asap.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #20
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did they say what caused it? that's a huge bill, they should tell you why it happened.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:31 PM   #21
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Holy **** - that's a retarded bill.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #22
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Yes quite common on the E46/E39 M52/M54 particularly early models. If there is multiple "POT" faults then it is more likely the throttle housing.

If there are plausibility faults then it is more likely the harness (pin tension issues). When you have a combimation of those faults the first step is to clear faults and perform a throttle adaptation via the test plan, then look at the "POT" values on the oscilliscope.

If the "POT" faults reappear after this then throttle replacement will be required. When doing this the application of stabilant is required on the connector pins at the throttle and harness, this is to resolve the plausibility faults.

(The application of stabilant usually resolves the plausibility issues 90% of the time.)

If the plausibility faults return after the test plan then harness replacement may be required.


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Old 12-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #23
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Wow kizzle i dont get why you post on the thread when you dont use the community to help you out. Any of our sponcer shops could do the work and just as fast .. minus the redicules charges you apperently paid... Hopefully a lesson for next time

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