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    I trust you guys on here more than my local garage, having issues with my e90 320i if anyone can assist please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowrollerbean View Post
    I trust you guys on here more than my local garage, having issues with my e90 320i if anyone can assist please?
    BMW! Gotta be an electrical issue lol. What's up with it my man?

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    She's a pain in the arse that's what's up with her ha, long story,
    Driving fine, turn her off about 5 mins later she starts then cuts out after 30 seconds then won't start again,
    Plugged her in got the code p0016 cam shaft sensor
    Fair enough change the sensor, plug back in codes p0016 and p0017 now
    Phoned local garage he said he's seen it 500 times and it 100% is the timing chain has stretched or jumped
    I'm no mechanic but usually I can fix my own car....
    My problem is- if the timing did jump or stretched I would have a slack timing chain (it's not)
    Surely I would have heard a clonk or some sort of other issue but I haven't she's been fine
    Left me wondering is he trying to pull a nice job for himself by doing the timing chain or....
    Could the fault lie in- faulty wiring between the sensor, faulty vanos (since they can also throw up p0016) since its VVT engine, the fuses that control the sensors and another thing to add is that inside it say oil level "inactive" another usual suspect with faulty sensors/vanos....or am I just being deluded here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowrollerbean View Post
    She's a pain in the arse that's what's up with her ha, long story,
    Driving fine, turn her off about 5 mins later she starts then cuts out after 30 seconds then won't start again,
    Plugged her in got the code p0016 cam shaft sensor
    Fair enough change the sensor, plug back in codes p0016 and p0017 now
    Phoned local garage he said he's seen it 500 times and it 100% is the timing chain has stretched or jumped
    I'm no mechanic but usually I can fix my own car....
    My problem is- if the timing did jump or stretched I would have a slack timing chain (it's not)
    Surely I would have heard a clonk or some sort of other issue but I haven't she's been fine
    Left me wondering is he trying to pull a nice job for himself by doing the timing chain or....
    Could the fault lie in- faulty wiring between the sensor, faulty vanos (since they can also throw up p0016) since its VVT engine, the fuses that control the sensors and another thing to add is that inside it say oil level "inactive" another usual suspect with faulty sensors/vanos....or am I just being deluded here?
    If it's only doing it when warm, after driving, I would suggest looking into the fuel system, possible that your getting air gaps when warm, letting fuel evaporate and as result, trouble starting. But what I would say is, get it checked by at least 3 garages and see what they say. I had a 97 318is and the exhaust sensors (3 of them) caused me some serious hassle. I'll be honest, I've never owned one since, not a fan of em! Good luck mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSGrower View Post
    If it's only doing it when warm, after driving, I would suggest looking into the fuel system, possible that your getting air gaps when warm, letting fuel evaporate and as result, trouble starting. But what I would say is, get it checked by at least 3 garages and see what they say. I had a 97 318is and the exhaust sensors (3 of them) caused me some serious hassle. I'll be honest, I've never owned one since, not a fan of em! Good luck mate

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    Thanks mate, your going back with that 97, I did briefly own the 740il from that time.....like driving a tank down the street

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    This might be what is wrong. This part doesn't have A code. For some dumb reason, Manufactures left the code off for this one. It will give you different readings, like Coil, and other elect parts, when it is actually this part here. It runs all the Elect system. This is on A ford ranger, but you might have one on yours as well. Just look around real good on your motor and see if you can find any thing that looks like this. I fold with mine for A year, before I found this part by accident on youtube one day. Change it and haven't had A problem since then. Good luck. The part with the red wires coming out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    This might be what is wrong. This part doesn't have A code. For some dumb reason, Manufactures left the code off for this one. It will give you different readings, like Coil, and other elect parts, when it is actually this part here. It runs all the Elect system. This is on A ford ranger, but you might have one on yours as well. Just look around real good on your motor and see if you can find any thing that looks like this. I fold with mine for A year, before I found this part by accident on youtube one day. Change it and haven't had A problem since then. Good luck. The part with the red wires coming out of them.
    Thanks hotshot, not a clue what that is though, I just look and see "engine" let unscrew this bit and hit that bit and see if she starts again haha

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    Replacing the sensor really doesn't work it's telling you have a problem related to your timing, so I would trust that mechanic I'm sure it probably is a stretched out timing chain especially if you've got high miles. A timing belt can last about a hundred and twenty hundred and thirty thousand miles a chain should be able to give you over 200.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jingo View Post
    Replacing the sensor really doesn't work it's telling you have a problem related to your timing, so I would trust that mechanic I'm sure it probably is a stretched out timing chain especially if you've got high miles. A timing belt can last about a hundred and twenty hundred and thirty thousand miles a chain should be able to give you over 200.



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    Only just done 100k mate, I thought if it stretched or jumped I certainly would of known about it, but she just died instead, this is what made me think sensor or vanos, she's only throwing out the p0016 code now which you are correct would indicate a problem between timing of the cam and crank, usually I'd just go "it's broke" scrap it and buy another or try and fix it, but something about this one is nagging me that it's a simple fix

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    Yeah 100K is too little for timing chain to stretch out. Unless of course, you bought it used and somebody rolled back the odometer on you. If it was used how did your brake pedal look was the rubber about half worn off or was it looking pretty new?



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    If you If you can find the specs on the wires to the sensors you could always test them and see if you're having too much resistance. That would throw a code.



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    I've broke A timing Chain at 46,000 miles before.

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    Is this a diesel?
    Only asking as it's a chain and no a belt?
    If it's a diesel and a chain is it a duplex chain ?
    If so I can't see it stretching and aren't they designed duplex so they can jump but continue running?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    I've broke A timing Chain at 46,000 miles before.
    I broke one on a old 292 Ford V8 at 300,000 mi. hard as hell getting parts for that engine cuz it was common in the old 57 t Birds and none of the junk yards would part with their available parts because the t-bird guys would pay like three times what I was willing to pay.



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    It's petrol BG, rolling back odometer is a possibility, fella bought a new car so he just had this sat on the drive for over a year, not had any other issues, no loss in power, no clicks bangs or knocks (I check regular) just cut out random, checked again now and it's throwing all sorts of dashboard symbols out now too, steering lock on, ABS not active, low tyre pressure etc just random shit that's not actually broken....I can feel the scrap yard calling

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    Check to see, if you have one, of those sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    Check to see, if you have one, of those sensor.
    I'm going to have a snoop about tomoz hotshot see what I can find, also going to check timing while am there see if that's all correct....possibly whip out a nice large hammer too and see if that helps, if all fails then I can look forward to finding something with a little more G G's to play with

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    Put the engine to top dead centre and whip off the cylinder head cover and check the timing marks on the cam sprockets.

    Loads of how tos on youtube

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