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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L cam gears VIN: WBABK6328S
Thanks in advance for your help. I had this 318i towed in from another shop, they pulled off the cylinder head and had it reconditioned and realized they did not know how to reassemble it. The car came in with the parts in the trunk. I have reassembled and ins...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, VIN: WBADD6321W
I have oil fouled plugs & smoke from exhaust. Intake manifold has oil sucking from pcv system. I took hose off that goes from oil pan to PCV valve (BMW calls it pressure regulator ) When engine is runing oil is pushing out of hose .Is there a oil seperator in ...
1983 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Unknown VIN: SRXIUX0539
Ok, Rolls guys... this old spirit is giving me a headache... Car gets towed in with complaint of front brakes locked up, Raise car up and all wheels spin freely.. Take around the block and sure enough front wheels are frozen and rear wheels spin freely. Let th...

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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGL63422
Thanks for all the replies, the engine control module was the problem. We had the local dealer install it and configure the computers. Even with all the bells and whistles it still came down to old fashion diag. Thanks again, Jeff Huchowski Service Manager... Trouble codes: P1720 (Timeout DME CAN connection).
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ihka VIN: WBADT434X3
There was a SIB for this problem. There are two parts to this SIB that check for blown 48 fuse and a wiring problem. The display was blank so I was convinced I had a supply voltage problem. Fuse 48 was good and I verified power from 48 to the IHKA. I repla...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBGA33EXS
Thanks to all that shared information, I tested the computer inputs and all were correct. I pulled solenoid and tested. It seemed to work as it should. I recommended replacement of the unit and the original shop took vehicle to install. reman transmission from...
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