E46Fanatics - View Single Post - P1188, P1189, etc Codes Fixed Easily (1 Oil Separator Hose) (*Pics*)
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #86
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fresno
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My Ride: 1999 323i Sedan
another thumbs up for this DIY! The '99 323i with 185k threw the 1188 and 1189 codes a couple weeks back. Even though I had checked the hose 3 months ago, I could feel that it was still the original factory hose with the poorly designed 90 degree elbow, so I got one ordered and installed. Everything went great! There was just a small hole about the size of a popcorn kernal at the end of the elbow, and the rubber was soft and disintegrating. The hardest part of the job was getting the old hose off the dipstick tube, I ended up using a box cutter to split it lengthwise and it came off fine after that.

The power steering hose doesn't need to get moved at all. The 2 electrical connectors are easily moved and provide enough access to get to the fitting. 30 min job.
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