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528i... won't start

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by eisenbrj, Nov 21, 2010.

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    I'm helping a friend get his 528i back running after a VANOS seal replacement, and it won't start. When I run CarSoft, I am getting the following codes:

    ECU Information:

    Part Number : 1430844
    Module : MS42.0
    Hardware No : 01
    Software No : D6
    Diagnostic Index : 60
    Coding Index : 00
    Bus Index : B0
    Production Date : 46/98
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    Status: ERROR -> Read the error memory...!

    Fault Code : F170
    170 DME Control Unit

    Fault Code : F115
    115 Reference tension 1 Pedal value sensor/Throttle valve sensor 1

    Fault Code : F68
    68 Tank venting valve
    Electrical fault

    Fault Code : F27
    27 Idle control valve closing coil : malfunction
    The final stage inside the DME will set an internal flag whenever a
    short to ground, a short battery voltage or a disconnection between
    the output transistor and the connected comp. Occurs.

    Fault Code : F21
    21 VANOS : electrical fault
    The final stage inside the DME will set an internal flag whenever a
    short to ground, a short battery voltage or a disconnection between
    the output transistor and the connected comp. Occurs.

    Does anyone know these cars well enough to help me figue this out? I don't know why the ICV and throttle would be fine before the seal repair (the car was running fine and not pulling codes for either with a PEAK reader) and now they aren't. Further, if I clear the faults, shut the car off, disconnect the OBDII plug, wait 1 min and then run the codes again I never get the same set of codes, always some variation of the codes listed above.

    HELP?!

    Jeremy
    414-690-2621

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