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hey guys, Im sure there hundreds of threads like this but I have some specific questions.
Well first of all I just bought a 1997 328i 4dr ATX and I am having some problems with how the car is running. When I bought it, it had a rough idle at cold but when I put a little gas to it, then it will idle fine.
I took it up to a specialty garage and got it looked at and they gave me a list of things that need to be fixed. I asked him about the start up thing and he said it was because those motors dumped fuel 3 cylinders at a time and was almost on the verge of flooding every time at startup. said it was normal.
changed the plugs, changed the valve cover gasket, bolt gaskets, coil plugs(not the actual coil but the plug the connects them together.)
Well when I got it put back together and still had problems so I took it up to Autozone to get the OBD test run on it. it came up with the
P1188 and P1189 codes which are for fuel control bank 1 and bank 2 sensor 1
do any of you guys know what needs to be done to fix this kind of problem, are the two problems even related? I dont know too much about cars but I would like to fix as much as I can on my own.
|P1188 and P1189 codes which are for fuel control bank 1 and bank 2 sensor 1|
Bank 1 - pipe comming from headers 1-3 |
Bank 2 - pipe comming from headers 3-6
Sensor 1 - precat
Sensor 2- postcat
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hey thanks guys. I read about some other guys and their O2 sensors. One guys actually found out it was a hole in one of the hoses connecting to the sensor which fixed the problem. I will check everything out this weekend or if I can sooner. Thanks alot for your help guys and hopefully I will post some pics up soon of better paint and a good running car!
P.S. my car has 210,000 miles on it.
do you suggest I replace all four or just the 2 before and after the MAF? I think thats where it is, I know there a two up front and then one before and one after the cat.
|On a side note, if you dont mind me asking how much did you pay for your car? Other than the fuel problem and a steering rack leak, mine is in good working order(I know that sounds funny "except all of the problems its great!") I paid 3000 flat for it. It is my second car.|
|I know this is getting long but please dont think I am one of those spending all of daddy's money kind of guys, I am 18 and bought both my cars and pay for everything on them, which is why I work 45-50 hours a week while going to college full time.|
Thanks man, hey anytime if you head down this way man, let me know we will hang out. I have only been up to NY once and that was last November. I am pretty familiar with the city though. I got a buddy from another forum that lives in the Bronx, what part are you from?
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