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Old 01-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #16
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I am going to replace all of those things. Anything rubber must be replaced. I just ordered a new Idle Control Valve and I am thinking I might as well order a new Crankcase Vent Valve. Quite a few things have been breaking down on my car recently. Radiator, oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, and of course my headliner. haha. Well I guess I am going to be trying to make a big purchase from pelican parts. Bavauto let me down this week when they put my ICV on backorder for 1 to 2 weeks. They are always out of stock and don't tell you.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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Do you have a spare key? The problem you are having may be the computer chip (EWS) in the key. When I first got my car I had the dealer make up a spare key ($83), and it did not start the car. The dash lights came on but the starter did not work?? At first I thought weak battery because the car had been sitting, but when I used the key that came with the car it started fine. I took the key back to the dealer and they had to replace it, the chip was wrong?? They were not happy the replacement was on them. I have been using the replacement for a year and half no more problems. I would check the key first, electrical parts are usually not returnable. Hate to see you buy a relay and find out thats not the problem. I allways start with simple stuff first and work up from there. Good Luck.
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Hi guys , i saw this tread and as the guy who started it i have 1998 318Ti and i am from Miami as well , and i also doesnt had the click sound i took it to BMW service since i dont understand nothing from cars and they told me that my both computers are burned because of leak from CAWL

pretty much thats what their estimate is saying

SERVICE / WORK REQUESTED PARTS IN STOCK LABOR SUB TOTALS APPROVED
7 DME COMPUTOR $1,339.00
8 EGS COMPUTOR $1,359.00
9 DME RELAY $30.00
10 CAWL PANEL ANS SEAL MODULE BOX $55.00
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12 LABOR TO RESEAL COWL AND REPLACE MODULE BOX
13 WITH REPLACING DME , EGS , DME RELAY 5.8 $980.00


TOTAL $4,030.12


My question is what i should do?
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how u doin guys , i just joined the site and i wanna say thank you! i was goin insane ...i had a no start where my car would try and crank over and wouldnt start i read this forumn where the guy said to check my fuse and i found my fuse to the brain and auxilary fan was blown...changed fuses and car started right back up...im an auto technician and i overlooked the most simplistic things...thanks guys..now i know if it happens again i could possibly have a short at my pcm...
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Hi guys , i saw this tread and as the guy who started it i have 1998 318Ti and i am from Miami as well , and i also doesnt had the click sound i took it to BMW service since i dont understand nothing from cars and they told me that my both computers are burned because of leak from CAWL

pretty much thats what their estimate is saying

SERVICE / WORK REQUESTED PARTS IN STOCK LABOR SUB TOTALS APPROVED
7 DME COMPUTOR $1,339.00
8 EGS COMPUTOR $1,359.00
9 DME RELAY $30.00
10 CAWL PANEL ANS SEAL MODULE BOX $55.00
11
12 LABOR TO RESEAL COWL AND REPLACE MODULE BOX
13 WITH REPLACING DME , EGS , DME RELAY 5.8 $980.00


TOTAL $4,030.12


My question is what i should do?
I would say try to see how much it would cost if you buy the parts yourself and do the labor yourself. Could save you thousands.
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I would say try to see how much it would cost if you buy the parts yourself and do the labor yourself. Could save you thousands.

I understand that but i doesn't have the tools and i am not a mechanic so ... i considered to just sell the car as is and buy something else
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