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Old 02-09-2010, 08:34 PM   #21
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Sounds like some fuel pump problem
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:13 PM   #22
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lol.
I keep gas in my car, so that's definitely not it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:15 PM   #23
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Sounds like some fuel pump problem
I think the pump itself is in good shape.
I was thinking maybe fuel pressure regulator...
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:35 PM   #24
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CPS and Serpentine belt arrived today. Figured if I have to take the fan off, I'll put in a new serp belt too. Who knows when it was done last!
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #25
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2 CPS sensors and serp belt installed. Wow, what a ***** to find the connector for that intake CPS! It's frigging UNDER EVERYTHING!
Cleared my CEL, gotta go drive it around a bit now and keep my fingers crossed. Should take about 5 minutes before the sucker comes back on
On the bright side, throttle response is back to normal, nice snappy bmw feel.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #26
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50-60 miles on the car since the VANOS repair and the CPS replacement. Still no CEL, although the car did refuse to start today - sits there and cranks like it's still not getting fuel, and then starts.
However, it *didn't* act limp the hard-start, like it usually does.
I'll check for codes in a little bit, even though the CEL is still off.

Any other thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:52 AM   #27
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Scanned codes with the peake tool: 15/41: Camshaft Position Intake Sensor
WTF. Returning the aftermarket and purchasing the $116 OEM one today I guess.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:16 PM   #28
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OEM sensor installed. Cleared CEL again, time to go drive...
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:55 PM   #29
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Try to reflash the DME, I mean you've replaced pretty much everything on that car ....

I don't beleive hard/hesitant starts have anything to do with the DME, but some of the problems you've mentioned- car stalling when slowing down/breaking to low speed- could be fixed with a reflash. Not sure if you did, but check the spark plugs, take'em out and examine them.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:15 PM   #30
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Engine is now throwing codes for the EXHAUST camshaft sensor! Stupid aftermarket sensors!
I'll have to order a new one and put it in Tuesday.
On the bright side, the car is running fine otherwise.

Carthage - I'll search the forum and look at reflashing the DME. I'm not sure what that means but I am sure I can figure it out with a search
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:28 AM   #31
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So I put my old sensor back in, no engine light and no Exhaust Camshaft Sensor code.

NEW code: "EVAP LDP reed switch doesn't open".

How'd that happen? Could the old exhaust CPS be bad and cause that code somehow?
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #32
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Hopefully the vanos seals I replaced will be good enough.
If that whole vanos needs replacement, I'll be dumping this POS and going back to Honda
So what happened? I have the same problems replaced:
Fuel pump
Fuel filter/ pressure regulator
Fuel pump relay
Manifold gasket, CCV / hoses

Still have the long crank...
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:09 PM   #33
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Thread is over 6 years old, not sure you will get a reply, but maybe??

Intake cam sensors problems can cause long cranking.

Also watch the tach and see if it moves to 100-150 RPM while cranking.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:14 PM   #34
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Heh. I still get email notifications for replies. If I remember correctly, that resolved my problem. I kept the car for a few more months and then sold it, still running well.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:28 PM   #35
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I changed the CSPS intake one already ***128557;.

Yes the rev goes to 100-150.

Would leaky injectors do it. That's my next step?!?
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:30 PM   #36
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Heh. I still get email notifications for replies. If I remember correctly, that resolved my problem. I kept the car for a few more months and then sold it, still running well.
The hope is lost if you fixed it with the CPS and it doesn't do it with my case. It's so weird... the car drives like a dream except for this stupid problem...

Any advice?
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:31 PM   #37
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On a 2000? Honestly, I'd suspect a vacuum leak. Every ****ing rubber part on that car was bad when I owned it, and that was over six years ago. If any of those rubber hoses on yours are still the originals, they're probably swiss cheese by now. Have a smoke test done.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:46 PM   #38
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On a 2000? Honestly, I'd suspect a vacuum leak. Every ****ing rubber part on that car was bad when I owned it, and that was over six years ago. If any of those rubber hoses on yours are still the originals, they're probably swiss cheese by now. Have a smoke test done.
Already did smoke test
Brake fluid test
No air leaks
I will never solve this problem ***128557;
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:59 PM   #39
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"I will never solve this problem"

Solve it how I did... Sell the car

That's how I felt though too. That thing was weekly problems for the entire time I owned it. Fun as hell to drive, but gawd what a headache.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:00 PM   #40
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Thread is over 6 years old, not sure you will get a reply, but maybe??

Intake cam sensors problems can cause long cranking.

Also watch the tach and see if it moves to 100-150 RPM while cranking.
What does the tach moving to 100-150 while crank mean?

Also why pumping the gas pedal helps in this condition?
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