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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: S.V, AZ
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Well.... mischief managed.
As I said initially, it's a rule that the first place you look is the last place you screwed with. It's also a rule that the simplest solution is the one to look at first [OK, I stole that from Occam's Razor]
With josiah's input from all the codes the vehicle was throwing, it made me think that there was simply too much going wrong with the car at once after running perfectly and sitting for 4 weeks. Therefore, it *had* to be something stupid. Some loose cable or something.
So I put the car up and got underneath with a flashlight and looked at all the connectors surrounding the coolant drain plugs and the CPS sensors. Everything looked good and I resnapped the CPS sensors just for good measure. Then I took a look at other places I screwed with when I changed the T-stat and there was a connector directly beneath the elbow of the driver's side MAF intake. I lifted the intake, touched the connector and found it loose. I resnapped it together, with a click this time, started the ///M and she purred instantly!
Damn, I hate it when it's the little things.... But thank you everyone for all of your input. I greatly appreciate the time you took to help me solve this little gremlin. I need to go for a drive....
'02 M5 TiSi-SBI [Sexy Black Interior] - "Audrey"
BMWMOA iBMWr IBA#7268 LPR#71 SEAT#17
- Valentine1 - hardwired
- SS Exhaust
- CNS Racing clutch
- GrafxWerks ///M5 Lighted Door Sills, all 4 doors
- Hella Euro clear corner headlights
- Predator ICE v2.1
- Xenon fog lights
- Steath Auto Turn Signal Bulbs
- TC Designs Sway Bar Brackets
'03 540iT ///M Sport Edition [Gone & traded for...]
'10 X6M Dinan [for SWMBO, who brick-walled it...]
'87 K75S - "Maybellene"
'16 R NineT, Weld - waiting for inspiration
Sierra Vista, AZ