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Old 12-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #441
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I'd get one for the VCG, its an important one to have torqued down properly.
Yeah I kinda figured this . I got new spark plugs too ...I'm looking forward to having a smooth idle again . Still debating whether or not to put her into hibernation...hmm

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #442
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What scanner do you have? These codes are only retrievable with bmw software only. OBD readers wont pull these codes.

I'm at JB Eurotech getting the car scanned.

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Snap-On Solus w/ 2009 European module. We've been screwing around with some e39 ABS/ traction codes & the Vanos codes on my e92. I haven't been stumped yet. Not saying it's a BMW scanner but I'd love to stump it so I know it's limitations & would be willing to give a try on some locals.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #443
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Snap-On Solus w/ 2009 European module. We've been screwing around with some e39 ABS/ traction codes & the Vanos codes on my e92. I haven't been stumped yet. Not saying it's a BMW scanner but I'd love to stump it so I know it's limitations & would be willing to give a try on some locals.
dammit dude only if I saw your post before I came here.
I already paid them but ill definitely hit you up next time!


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Old 12-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #444
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I'd get one for the VCG, its an important one to have torqued down properly.
+1 its about $100 for a nice craftsman from sears. Definetely invest it one.

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Old 12-01-2010, 01:59 PM   #445
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:04 PM   #446
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Snap-On Solus w/ 2009 European module. We've been screwing around with some e39 ABS/ traction codes & the Vanos codes on my e92. I haven't been stumped yet. Not saying it's a BMW scanner but I'd love to stump it so I know it's limitations & would be willing to give a try on some locals.
That tool has PLENTY of limitation including wrong codes and definitions.....
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That tool has PLENTY of limitation including wrong codes and definitions.....

well I know your're in the business to make money. I'm just trying to do a fellow forum member a favor as I wouldn't be charging him anything.

I've never been left high and dry with it. it's not a GT1.

can you please show me examples of people being lead wrong by this tool?
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dammit dude only if I saw your post before I came here.
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Well? what did it turn out to be?
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well I know your're in the business to make money. I'm just trying to do a fellow forum member a favor as I wouldn't be charging him anything.

I've never been left high and dry with it. it's not a GT1.

can you please show me examples of people being lead wrong by this tool?
I get cars from shops that use that tool. Last week car came in from shop XXXXX that claimed an E83 needed and ABS module due to no com with the Snap on solus. We scanned the module fine reset the codes and aligned the steering angle sensor. problem fixed.

2001 z3 car had supposed code for steering angle sensor, was actually the lateral acceleration sensor.

It can be a good tool just don't trust your life with it

It also cannot program or code modules or align sensors.
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Well? what did it turn out to be?
Left rear speed sensor and the fuel level sensor is failing.

Don't get why it triggers red brake light instead of yellow...BMW are just confusing...
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Left rear speed sensor and the fuel level sensor is failing.

Don't get why it triggers red brake light instead of yellow...BMW are just confusing...
I had code(s)
5DB3 REAR LEFT ABS PULSE GENERATOR.

Took 10 minutes from wheels up to wheels down to replace the sensor. Cost $136 after tax.

My gas gauge was fluctuating when turning and stuff when the lights were on, the problem self corrected once I replaced the ABS Sensor.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:56 PM   #452
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5DB3 REAR LEFT ABS PULSE GENERATOR.

Took 10 minutes from wheels up to wheels down to replace the sensor. Cost $136 after tax.

My gas gauge was fluctuating when turning and stuff when the lights were on, the problem self corrected once I replaced the ABS Sensor.
Did you see the nice crack in it where water got in and shorted the connections
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Did you see the nice crack in it where water got in and shorted the connections
I haven't dissected it yet. I will do it later tonight and post pictures!
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...Had to drive back 60 miles from Afton today. Dunlop WinterSport M3 FTMFW!!! Nothing stopped me, and we went through some deep snow (4-5inches)
Oh, and I realized how good our DSC system is!
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:48 AM   #455
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...Had to drive back 60 miles from Afton today. Dunlop WinterSport M3 FTMFW!!! Nothing stopped me, and we went through some deep snow (4-5inches)
Oh, and I realized how good our DSC system is!
My M is tucked in the garage & i took the xdrive loaner I have from Motorwerks to work at 5 this morning. bout 2 miles of unplowed roads with stock runflats to get to the plowed section. was actually impressed. We have Wintersport 3D on the M & LM22s on her Xi. Never have i had an issue.

still tossed on what car to take to Minot for Christmas to visit her family. Took the 550 last year and it was good but Minot might see the Xi now that it's properly winter equipped as the snow gets deep as hell up there
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My M is tucked in the garage & i took the xdrive loaner I have from Motorwerks to work at 5 this morning. bout 2 miles of unplowed roads with stock runflats to get to the plowed section. was actually impressed. We have Wintersport 3D on the M & LM22s on her Xi. Never have i had an issue.

still tossed on what car to take to Minot for Christmas to visit her family. Took the 550 last year and it was good but Minot might see the Xi now that it's properly winter equipped as the snow gets deep as hell up there
minot got alot of snow!! we were near there testing for the season
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:16 AM   #457
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...Had to drive back 60 miles from Afton today. Dunlop WinterSport M3 FTMFW!!! Nothing stopped me, and we went through some deep snow (4-5inches)
Oh, and I realized how good our DSC system is!
How were the Alps dude? That is one resort in MN I've never skiied, although I have hit it on my mtn bike.
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How were the Alps dude? That is one resort in MN I've never skiied, although I have hit it on my mtn bike.
It was a good trip, over half of the runs were open and they had lots of fresh powder on some runs. The terrain park barely had anything. Just a few boxes and rails. Snow was packed down the perfect amount.

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http://www.firstgeargarage.com/index.php?action=about
Its great, I was just there yesterday replacing install adjustable control arms. They have all the tools you could possibly need, and working with the car 10ft in the air makes work go that much quicker and smoother!
Definitely check it out, I will probably be there next weekend doing cooling system repairs.
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