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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/5/18 5:44 a.m.

My father once said something to the effect of: its already broke. Whats the worst that can happen?

Another of his was: if man made it, man can fix it.

I tend to think of his sayings and wisdom when presented with new and challenging problems. However, this car was only able to be done like this due to having other stuff to drive, and time to walk away and research and think.

I swear anyone can do this.  Its not rocket surgery. But i really appreciate the encouragement.  Ots pretty daunting at times.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/5/18 6:46 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

My buddy Round Greg used to say "if I can't fix it, I can berkeley it up so bad nobody else can fix it!"

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
9/5/18 7:55 a.m.

I'd say if you can fix German cars with electrical and computer problems, you probably can fix anything.

Just dont try to paint it, lol.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/5/18 7:58 a.m.

I won't.  I promise. 

It's too nice for my paint.  Hence trying to find factory paint panels. 

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
9/5/18 8:01 p.m.

The postman came hours ago.  How long does it take to plug a computer in?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/5/18 8:21 p.m.

If he had brought it, about 17 minutes. 

But he didn't, damn commie.

Instead i finished the tint and door panel.  And read my book.

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
9/5/18 8:27 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Commie tease of a bastage postman.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/6/18 7:00 a.m.

I really hope it shows up today. Waiting is killing me. 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/6/18 4:47 p.m.

24 miles of no cel!!!!!!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/6/18 6:02 p.m.

Yes! Victory over the Germans!

Stampie
Stampie UberDork
9/6/18 6:20 p.m.

Congrats!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/6/18 6:30 p.m.

I apparently jinxed myself.  Cel came back leavingthe folks house.

Ill pull the codes tomorrow. 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/7/18 6:36 a.m.

Code is p1188

Have way too much to do today, so diagnostic will have towait.....

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/7/18 6:42 a.m.

Well, im sitting in a parking lot waiting for the doctors office to open. Found that i never tightened the hose clamp just behind the maf.

Ill clear code and see what happens. 

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
9/7/18 7:24 a.m.

That's likely it. If the O2 sensor problem was still present I doubt the CEL would have stayed off that long.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/7/18 9:22 a.m.

my brief googles says small vacuum leak, so could definitely be the loose clamp between MAF and engine.   GO DUSTER!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/7/18 10:23 a.m.

I tightened the hose clamp just behind the maf after my dr appointment, cleared the code, and drove home with no cel. Well see what later today brings. 

However, the fm reception is so poor an antenna upgade hit the top of the list right beside reconnecting the inner door handle on the front drivers door.

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
9/7/18 11:11 a.m.

No codes are way GOOD!!!! Doctor say yur gonna live?? wink

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/7/18 11:14 a.m.

I'll let you know as soon as i know.

Needless to say i finally have the willingness to quit smoking again. 

Now to figure out how, as the patches, gum, and cild turkey haven't worked in the past. Maybethat vape stuff....

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/7/18 11:19 a.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

This pic is from an E60 so not apples to apples, but:

Eleven days in a row with no CEL or TPM light!  Also, just rolled 188k on my way to work this morning!

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
9/7/18 1:59 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to 759NRNG :

This pic is from an E60 so not apples to apples, but:

Eleven days in a row with no CEL or TPM light!  Also, just rolled 188k on my way to work this morning!

What gear were you in?

Mikey I hear that vape E36M3 is just as bad if not worse YMMV

Dirtydog
Dirtydog Dork
9/7/18 2:00 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

I'll let you know as soon as i know.

Needless to say i finally have the willingness to quit smoking again. 

Now to figure out how, as the patches, gum, and cild turkey haven't worked in the past. Maybethat vape stuff....

Good news I presume from the Doc. Tempered enthusiasm on the BMW, hope it all comes together.

Try the vape stuff.  It worked for me.  No cigs for 4 years, and I started smoking long before you were born.  Try it and see if it works for you.  Good luck.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/7/18 2:16 p.m.
759NRNG said:
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to 759NRNG :

This pic is from an E60 so not apples to apples, but:

Eleven days in a row with no CEL or TPM light!  Also, just rolled 188k on my way to work this morning!

What gear were you in?

Mikey I hear that vape E36M3 is just as bad if not worse YMMV

that's 6th gear in the 6AT, just loafing along.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/7/18 6:00 p.m.

I have completed the most hack work i have ever done in the name of testing. 

Installing the amp, rca cables, amplified roof antenna, etc is going to be a huge job. Essentially everything that is below the headliner on the drivers side has to be pulled.

Thats not including the day that it will take to make the sub box. So were looking at 4 days roughly. And lots of broken parts. On a car im not sure is fixed.

 

Way too much work for something that im not sure i will like.

So, i drilled a hole in the dash kit i hate, ran my sub rca through it and the antenna extension, stuffed the cables between the console and seat, ran them between the rear seats, bolted the power antenna in place of the cell phone one, and threw the amp under the spare.

It us incredibly hack. 

Well see tomorrow what i think.

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
9/8/18 12:47 p.m.

CEL?

BTW,I quit smoking way differently than most. I bought a brand new pack, smoked 1 cig, and put the mini bic lighter in the plastic and set it on the bottom shelf like edge of the speedo gauge.  I drive a lot so everytime I got in the car, my favorite place to smoke, I had to look at them, 19 beautiful smokes ready for me to enjoy.  From there, all you have to do is keep from grabbing them.  That , the extra taxes (i was self employed at the time) and being a guy that hates to give up control, being ruled by dried leaves in a paper tube really bothered me.

 

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