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Old 05-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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ANY HELP out there?

P1250 fuel pressure regulator
p1510 idle control valve
p101 MAF sensor
Can I just cleaned the sh*t outta of these 3 individual(s)?
If so, what are some solutions??
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P300
p303
p305
p306
I don't wanna replace my coil packs or even go buy a new used computer, then visit a dealer to flash the computer
but if it's that time to touch my coil packs? I can work with that lol but I'll changed my plugs for now.
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p1188
p1189

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Fuel Filter & Fuel Pressure Regulator

All I see is P1188, P1189, P300 thru P306 & sometimes P0101 or P101 on the scanner now

But what should I replaced now?
idle control valve..
MAF sensor
all 6 coil packs

Plugs will be my next purchased
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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66 views, think I made this thread for nothing when I guess I have all my answers :/
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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I would clean the icv and map for starters, fpr is built into the $45 fuel filter.

Sell it and buy a civic once you've fixed it
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You don't deserve to have a car, let alone a BMW if you thought treating it like that wouldn't result in something bad.

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Keep calm and start simple. If you post what the codes mean perhaps one of our resident experts will be able to help you quickly.

If not, then we all have to look up the codes and it will take a lot longer.

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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Buy MAF cleaner to clean the MAF sensor and carb cleaner for the ICV.
Your throttle body probably needs cleaning as well, so you should get
TB cleaner to do that.
You'll have to remove the TB to do a good job cleaning it.
Also, order a new TB O-ring for the re-install.

On your car the fuel pressure regulator is seperate
from the fuel filter, but I wouldn't worry about that right now.

When you are working in the intake area, you'll be able to check for vacuum leaks,
intake boots, vacuum hoses, etc.
Once you're done, clear all the codes and see what comes back.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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hey, so I'm back at my car again after doing a lil bit of browsing around. I came across this video & I did everything correctly. So when I turned the car over, it started idling funny then cutting out & died. I repeated this 3 times so now the car wont even turn over or start at all and it just keeps making a click sound. So I went back to scanner, clear the codes, nothing came back. Now the car still won't start. I also forgot to mention a code.. When these are my codes P1250, P0300, P0303, P1510, P0304, P0306, p101, P0308, P1188, P1189, & P0101
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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This may seem a strange question, but how old is your battery? There should be some kind of date stamp on it. You've got some strange, somewhat unrelated codes, which would make me check the battery health before spending a lot of money on parts. If your battery is less than 5 years old, check the voltage using this link: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...80&postcount=2

9.0 is the battery voltage code. If your voltage is low, time for a new battery. If the battery is good, check your alternator, then the final stage resistor. Make sure your electrical system is up to snuff before looking at the mechanical parts. GL.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:54 AM   #10
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This may seem a strange question, but how old is your battery? There should be some kind of date stamp on it. You've got some strange, somewhat unrelated codes, which would make me check the battery health before spending a lot of money on parts. If your battery is less than 5 years old, check the voltage using this link: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...80&postcount=2

9.0 is the battery voltage code. If your voltage is low, time for a new battery. If the battery is good, check your alternator, then the final stage resistor. Make sure your electrical system is up to snuff before looking at the mechanical parts. GL.
I got the car in 11/10/12 around 169xxx. I never did the plugs

I know a lot of people on here are just going to criticize me for my troubles.

Last couple of months now I've been using nothing but 87 pump gas (rarely an Arco if their isn't a chevron insight). Ran out of gas a couple of times (maybe 4 times or a handful) while using 87. So before the car stopped running while runnin roughly is when I got word Nd started to stick with 91. My first oil changed was MOBILE 1 or Castro but I always wonder why the spare quart in the trunk from the past owner when I was never told about the oil or fuel type when I asked about all kinds questions when I bought car but not the correct fuel & oil. I did a 2nd oil change with royal purple, since it seems to run better before it completely stopped running.

But I'm going to run this scanner again later on today for my Sunday since I got a day off and been using another commuter.

For sure I'm going to order a fuel pressure regulator
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...tor/ES2575614/
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Fuel filter, maybe I'll go with genuine BMW or another brand

All 6 Plugs, form the local auto zone

I will also checked on the battery & alternator but I remember past owner said he replaced the battery & said it was new.

Any advice is so much appreciated!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:05 AM   #11
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I got the car in 11/10/12 around 169xxx. I never did the plugs when my oldman kinda lied & played me (long story) when I hate pushin off my car to my pops when he insist we're I always find out the truth with the money I give, days later..(my oldman hold grudges we're it's a long story). Turns out my plugs we're never changed when I heard & thought they were, right after I bought the car.

I know a lot of people on here are just going to criticize me for my troubles.

Last couple of months now I've been using nothing but 87 pump gas (rarely an Arco if their isn't a chevron insight). Ran out of gas a couple of times (maybe 4 times or a handful) while using 87. So before the car stopped running while runnin roughly is when I got word Nd started to stick with 91. My first oil changed was MOBILE 1 or Castro but I always wonder why the spare quart in the trunk from the past owner when I was never told about the oil or fuel type when I asked about all kinds questions when I bought car but not the correct fuel & oil. I did a 2nd oil change with royal purple, since it seems to run better before it completely stopped running.

But I'm going to run this scanner again later on today for my Sunday since I got a day off and been using another commuter.

For sure I'm going to order a fuel pressure regulator
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...tor/ES2575614/
-from autohausaz.com or maybe everything from ECS TUNING.

Fuel filter, maybe I'll go with genuine BMW or another brand

All 6 Plugs, form the local auto zone

I will also checked on the battery & alternator but I remember past owner said he replaced the battery & said it was new.

Any advice is so much appreciated!
For oil it doesn't really matter what BRAND you use just make sure its BMW LL-01 approved. Many use and encourage others to use the BMW dealer branded Castrol oil because it is spec for our car and USUALLY the cheapest option. It's always a good idea to keep a spare bottle of oil in your trunk along with some other fluids in case of emergency.

Also you should never be running out of fuel, let alone 4 times in such a short span. You don't want the crap at the bottom of your fuel tank getting sent through your fuel system.

Sounds like your car needs a good tune up to make up for some poor choices and neglect. Given all your codes i'd test your battery with a multimeter and see if it even holds enough charge to crank the engine- a good battery should read near 12.5V. Sometimes a bad battery can just cause a ton of havoc in our cars.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #12
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I would clean the icv and map for starters, fpr is built into the $45 fuel filter.

Sell it and buy a civic once you've fixed it
The 323 has a separate fuel pressure regulator, it is not in the filter.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #13
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Ran out of gas a couple of times (maybe 4 times or a handful):
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this can overheat and kill fuel pumps...


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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66 views, think I made this thread for nothing when I guess I have all my answers :/
Also, regarding this statement I think number 13 on this link may help.

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Gas aids in cooling the pump but it won't kill it. Are you kidding me? I've ran my S2000 dry a million times. There isn't any "junk" in the tank usually. That's what a fuel filter is for anyway. I've dropped plenty of tanks and never seen debris inside.
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Running a pump dry WILL in fact kill it, your s2000 is just getting lucky.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #17
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I have a 2000 323i also and got a lot of similar codes, including P1188, P1189, P1250 and others (although you have even more than I did).

In my case, it was simply a broken oil return hose (from the cvv (oil separator) to the dipstick tube). It is definitely worth a quick check.
This post has pictures on how to locate it:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=773551

Also, as someone mentioned, you probably need to clean your ICV, as soot buildup (especially from cheap and <91 gasoline) over time prevents the valve from working freely (my car has had this problem). BMW recommends that top tier gasoline be used. See http://www.toptiergas.com Click on the "Retailers" tab on that site to get a list of companies that are top tier (Chevron is top tier, but ARCO is not).
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I'm gonna guess you have a large or many small vacuum leaks. I would spray a little car cleaner around the engine bay while at idle and see if it revs up. Others may scream no and say only let a qualified repair shop perform a smoke test but w.e. its worked for me before. After you repair your leaks then I would clear codes and see if anything comes back. You may have a bunch of problems so eliminate them from cheapest to most expensive. Report back with what you find, lots of quality help around here.
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I have a 2000 323i also and got a lot of similar codes, including P1188, P1189, P1250 and others (although you have even more than I did).

In my case, it was simply a broken oil return hose (from the cvv (oil separator) to the dipstick tube). It is definitely worth a quick check.
This post has pictures on how to locate it:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=773551

Also, as someone mentioned, you probably need to clean your ICV, as soot buildup (especially from cheap and <91 gasoline) over time prevents the valve from working freely (my car has had this problem). BMW recommends that top tier gasoline be used. See http://www.toptiergas.com Click on the "Retailers" tab on that site to get a list of companies that are top tier (Chevron is top tier, but ARCO is not).
You see, the problem we have here is the OP came on here, got some good advice, then vanished without an acknowledgement of anything or anyone. So... Nice of you to try to help but no telling what happened. Upsets me when people do that... Makes me want to crawl into the corner and cry. (No really it makes me indifferent to helping noobs)


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You see, the problem we have here is the OP came on here, got some good advice, then vanished without an acknowledgement of anything or anyone. So... Nice of you to try to help but no telling what happened. Upsets me when people do that... Makes me want to crawl into the corner and cry. (No really it makes me indifferent to helping noobs)


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