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Hex code E6 - EGAS - Nominal/actual-comparison
The salt is clear of the roads finally so yesterday I put plates back on the M5. I took it for a maiden voyage and after a few miles of warm up, decided to lay into the throttle a bit. She started cutting out, hard. It would start to accelerate a bit and then violently shut down until I would back off the throttle a second later. Further testing showed that giving it light load was no problem but if I dipped hard into the throttle it would start misfiring or choking out. Check engine light came on by now. The code was as mentioned in the title. E6 -Drive by wire throttle position failure is the Peake definition.
The TPS's are not that old, a couple years maybe. Throttle actuator and pedal are originals.
The only work this winter was new spark plugs, swapped my 3.45 diff back in and cloned my DME with a spare as a test for a separate issue.
Anyone see this code before?
My diagnosis plan was to replace the actuator with a spare and/or swap the original DME back in. (which did not fix the other issue btw)
2013 M5 Imperial Blue/Silverstone II, 6MT 50k miles
2000 Anthracite daily driver
UUC dssr and shifter
Supersprint headers with Tubi catback
Dinan 3.45 JED lightened flywheel
282,000 miles and counting
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