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Old 10-17-2012, 08:47 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by nola mike View Post
1) I didn't actually remove the CCV lower hose
2) My dipstick O-ring is shot
3) Found an obvious broken hose at the SAP--from what I've read though, this shouldn't cause a code?
4) While trying to inspect another hose (looks like it comes from the CCV?), I broke it taking it off. Don't know if it was already cracked.
Well, there is your problem(s). Good luck putting back that CCV to Vanos hose back (number 4). It'll be a PITA. There should be a number on that hose indicating the manufacturing date. If there isn't one, you have a stock hose, which means that the hose and the rest of the CCV system is as old as the car. Might as well bite the bullet and replace the entire CCV system along with hoses.

Broken SAP hose will cause a lean condition.
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