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    Russell
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    BMW e46 320i
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    stock but about to be electrified
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    Golf GTI mk5
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  1. Hi all, Does anyone have a clutch plate lying around for a 5 speed Getrag 220/240/260 that they have replaced with new? I only need the centre section / splines to be in good nick, doesn't matter about the plate material. Cheers, Russell
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    E36 328i track / road sprint car - SOLD

    Now sold!
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    E36 328i track / road sprint car - SOLD

    Bump - Price dropped to $13,000 ono - also new TM link below: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1269323814
  4. Unfortunately the time has come to sell on my track car / hill climb / sealed sprint project. Really not sure on the value so appreciate any feedback, but it owes me a whole lot more than I'm asking (nearly double...) & be great to see it go to a Bimmersport enthusiast looking to build a track car. now sold http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1259060650 Full details and more photos in the TradeMe ad (a long list of bits!) Cheers, Russell
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    Cam sensor fault... part 2

    Thanks for the info too Muzz, I'll give that program a try for sure.
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    Cam sensor fault... part 2

    ECU and compartment is nice and dry. Still need to check each of the 3 cam sensor wires right back to the ECU plug though. Cheers
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    Cam sensor fault... part 2

    Hi, quick update to this ongoing issue. I got INPA working properly on another laptop, still got error 65 and down on midrange power. I'm getting a constant 83.89 reading looking at analogue values for the cam position. It doesn't go up or down when car is running, so it appears to be cam sensor wiring before the plug, or my new cam sensor is no go. Anyone have a good known working spare sensor in Wellington area I could try as a test before buying another new one? Cheers
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    Cam sensor fault... part 2

    Hi all, thought I would start a new thread to see if anyone had experienced similar issues... 95 model 328i, M52B28 with new crank and cam sensors as per my previous post. I'm still getting a cam sensor fault through INPA which won't go away with the new camshaft sensor & crank sensor. If I unplug the cam sensor, the car wont start. Plug it back in, clear codes, start car and continue to get error 65 Camshaft Position Sensor. I was told that a faulty MAF can also show as a cam sensor fault, so temporally disconnected the MAF & started the car ok after clearing codes again. Now I just got a MAF fault as well as cam sensor fault. The car is running ok, although if cam sensor is playing up I assume the vanos won't be working so I may be down on power a bit. I was trying to read values when the car was running with INPA (on XP laptop) to confirm I had no vanos activity but inpa keeps erroring when ever I start the car?? I can only read stored values & clear for some reason...
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    Hi all, looking for more help as I'm still getting a cam sensor fault through INPA which won't go away with the new camshaft sensor & crank sensor. If I unplug the cam sensor, the car wont start. Plug it back in, clear codes, start car and continue to get error 65 Camshaft Position Sensor. I was told that a faulty MAF can also show as a cam sensor fault, so temporally disconnected the MAF & started the car ok after clearing codes again. Now I just got a MAF fault as well as cam sensor fault. The car is running ok, although if cam sensor is playing up I assume the vanos won't be working so I may be down on power a bit. I was trying to read values when the car was running with INPA (on XP laptop) to confirm I had no vanos activity but inpa keeps erroring when ever I start the car?? I can only read stored values & clear for some reason...
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    new crank sensor installed tonight and it's running well again with no stalling Still got a cam sensor fault before I went for a drive but it feels like everything is working as it should, and great fun with the M50 manifold when it keeps on pulling to nearly 7k! Will check codes again tomorrow but I think my issues are resolved - thanks all
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    Thanks for the info Mad Max! turns out that's exactly what's happened in my case too. All the insulation on both the cam and crank sensors has gone old and brittle and disappeared on a fair chunk of the wiring! I just hope it's not the same further up the wiring path for each sensor to the DME... Hoping the new crank sensor turns up today. Here's a pic of the wiring
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    Thanks Brent, got one coming from Milland. Will report back to confirm it resolves the issue
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    Thanks James, yes confirmed mine is on the front too - don't know why I was looking for a crank sensor on the side of the block in the first place! Do they fail very regularly? Can they be tested fairly easily?
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    And last question for now, is there 1 or 2 crank sensors on these motors? Looks like 2 wires splitting off from the plug under the manifold. Update: Appears I was looking at wrong connection and the 2 splitting off wires are for knock / ping sensors?
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    M52B28 crank or cam sensor issues

    Hi all, Problems with the racecar this time (E36 - 328i 95/96 model) Bit of a long-winded description sorry! Having an intermittent issue where the car cuts out / loses all power an needs to be restarted. Seems to be losing signal to crank position sensor, although the fault codes (read with INPA) don't seem to match this. I have recently fitted a new camshaft sensor as I was getting a constant code for this using INPA. I'm not 100% sure yet this new one is working correctly. Got it from Milland and never had an issue with anything from them before, so I'm thinking it's something else causing the issue. The old camshaft sensor wiring was stuffed at the sensor end. All 3 wires had lost their insulation so were touching each other. Not sure if this was old age and heat that caused this or something else? I'm guessing this short may have damaged the old DME too maybe? So I have also just fitted another re-flashed MS41.0 DME (7K rev limit / tuned for M50 manifold which I have also just fitted / EWS delete + other bits) With new DME / new cam sensor I am still getting this cut out which feels like crank sensor, but I've only seen one code in INPA relating to crank sensor. Cleared that and it's not come back, although I keep getting cam sensor fault every time I start the car without fail... I'm about to order new crank sensor (looks to be 2 of them) but rather than just throwing money at the issue I thought I would ask some guru's on here first as someone may have had the same issue? Also can anyone confirm if cam sensor fault will actually stop the engine on an M52? I know the vanos won't function as the DME can't tell cam timing but when one of the 2 cam sensors died in my e39 540i, the engine still ran ok just down on power & never died. I was going to unplug cam sensor to test this theory too. Cheers, Russell
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