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Originally Posted by CBA
torque if the traction control is on when they run it on the dyno the ASC will kick in and lock up the rear wheels because the car will think it's losing control with the front wheels stationary.
you are right about running it hard for a little while.. usually cleans the hydrocarbons right out.
butch an after market cat will work but make sure that you dont have to go that far.. sometimes a simple oil change/air filter/plugs will do the trick.
keep us posted on what happens..
Originally Posted by ozarkmark
Glad it worked out for you.
Originally Posted by BeelZibub
It did but after a lot of hard work and various shit mechanics - I estimate over 10 mechanics looked at it and not one could point out the problem without wanting to go on a "Spend & Eliminate" course, which usually entailed o2's, MAF and various other expensive components which had absolutely nothing to do with the problem - Basically if the computer doesn't tell them what the problem is they just work on a rather expensive "spend & eliminate" basis. This is mostly true of BMW techs who rely solely upon their stupid assed computers to tell them, what the problem is. They were the first to reccomend "changing the MAF, The o2's, the manifold gasket" all at expense to me of course (Over £2000) just to try and find the problem (and with those changes they would still have been far from the mark). In the end I employed a Fucking North African Immigrant to take her away for 3 days, find the problem and resolve it. 3 days later she was returned running like only a BMW could (problem was a torn diaphragm) and at a cost of only £300. - What more can I say???
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