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Old 11-08-2011, 02:47 AM   #1
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Angry 318Ci N42 Stalling Mid Motion

Hi all,

My 2002 318ci N42 (90K) has started stalling whilst i am driving. The red battery light flashes up for a split second and then power is resumed as throttle is still open and in gear. This can occur at any time or speed however tends to be more common when cruising at approximatley 60mph, 2750 rpm ish. Sometimes the EL will illuminate as well as the ABS and Traction; i have to restart to clear these.

I have replaced the exhaust camshaft sensor so far and am considering changing the intake, just weary that chances of them both failing is very low. I haven't reset the code error yet, will this cause a problem?

I have seen faut code P0011 'Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced', would the replacement of the camshaft sensors cure this, or am i needing to replace something else.

As a side note my car has been a proper pain in the a*se recently with numerous problems. It may be unrelated but i am burning a large amount of oil (350mile / litre) and I have a fairly minor leak on the oil filter housing. I have replaced breather valve, hose, vacuum pump, crank case gasket. I will be getting rid sometime next year but i would like to know if the oil problem could at all be related to the stalling??

Essay over, cheers guys.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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I have now replaced the intake camshaft sensor but still no enjoy. Not OEM sensors btw, the way the car is going I wont be holding onto it for much longer so just wanted to get it running!

I still sporadically get a combination of P0011/P0015/P0335/P0341. So either the camshafts are over retarded or advanced right? What do i need to do to fix this problem????thanks.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Any update Frampey?

I have the same issue re: oil -I'm using 1 Litre every 400 miles. - Changed breather and all 3 hoses. I also have the rocker cover gasket to replace.. I am also seeing a minor leak on the oil filter housing.
Last Saturday the car stalled and the diags showed up faulty camshaft sensor - (Exhaust) - noticed there was quite a bit if oil over the sensor - cleaned this up and reset the diag codes.So far the car has not stalled again.

I have a slight burning rubber smell occasionaly.
89K miles.
did you ever get to the bottom of the oil? and the stalling?

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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Check the positive terminal connection in the engine bay, positive/negative terminals on battery and chassis and alternator connection
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Frampey View Post
.....I have seen faut code P0011 'Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced', would the replacement of the camshaft sensors cure this, or am i needing to replace something else....
Faulty VANOS Solenoid valve can cause Camshaft Over Advanced on N42 Valvetronic engine. Have you checked this?
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camshaft position sensor, p0011, stalling

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