^^ are these fault code readers worth the $?
any experiance with them?
im considering buying one to keep track of any potential problems with my 325is
anybody have any advice??
I have one. The only time I've used it so far is to reset the service light. Course, that's a good thing, means my "check engine light" hasn't come on. If you want to read your own codes instead of taking it somewhere, good tool to have. They are made by Peake and you can probably find them cheaper on Ebay.
__________________ 1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
I bought a code reader from Peake and it's well worth the money. If it saves you one trip to the dealer, you've gotten your money's worth. For example, recently my 318ic stuttered like it was running out of gas. The problem quickly went away. A few weeks later it did it again. The code reader told me it was the fuel injection temperature sensor, something I would've never suspected. I replaced it for $12 and now the car runs better and is getting better gas mileage. I've no doubt that would've been a $200 bill at the dealership.
Plus, I do most of my own oil changes and it's nice to reset those annoying inspection lights.
I'd say buy it and if you don't use it, sell it to another Bimmer driver.
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I bought the bavarian auto code reader. Use it once every couple weeks for general maintenance. For example, I'm having problems with my air filter now... gas mileage was hurtin. For a $20 part, it would have cost me $95 for the diagnostic from a dealer. I also used it to replace my camshaft intake position sensor... save $150 worth of labor. These things pay for themselves the first time you use it.
Originally posted by Hootie361@Mar 4 2005, 01:04 PM I bought the bavarian auto code reader. Use it once every couple weeks for general maintenance. For example, I'm having problems with my air filter now... gas mileage was hurtin.
Why would you need to use the "code reader" once every couple of weeks?
You need to use it only if your CEL is on, right? Your CEL comes on every
couple of weeks? Just trying to understand....
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