Obd I Code Scanner? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 04:41 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Deuce is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Who here has a scanner for their OBD-I 5 series?

I've got an E34 and was wondering what scanners people have and recommend. I have a bad feeling I'm going to be going down to the dealer to have him not be able to pull a code, since I'm under the impression OBDI doesn't store them, and I'm getting no indication of a fault.


2002 BMW 530i
1997 Ford Mustang GT
1995 Honda VFR 750 (For Sale)
1964.5 Ford Mustang
The Deuce is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2004, 11:14 PM
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 14,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute
http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/trouble/engine_codes.htm

i'll try to find what all the numbers mean tomorrow. 1444 is good ok fine

Torque is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 04:52 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
frank3 is an unknown quantity at this point
There's a trick where you can pull your own engine code for OBD1 cars. Turn key to on position and step on gas five times real fast. You then read a series of "Check Engine" blinks to determine the code. There's a better explanation in one of the threads you can search for, or look at pelican parts.com as they explain the whole thing.

<span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
frank3 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 05:04 PM
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 14,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally posted by frank3@Dec 28 2004, 06:52 PM
There's a trick where you can pull your own engine code for OBD1 cars. Turn key to on position and step on gas five times real fast. You then read a series of "Check Engine" blinks to determine the code. There's a better explanation in one of the threads you can search for, or look at pelican parts.com as they explain the whole thing.
[snapback]259816[/snapback]
or you can just visit the page i posted the link to up above.

Torque is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:07 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Deuce is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks guys.

I'm going to check it when I get home tongiht. Had to pull the Mustang out of hiding while I'm working on the wagon.

On the plus side, I'd forgotten how much fun it is to smoke tires all the time.

I need to get this fixed before I end up with some fat tickets.

2002 BMW 530i
1997 Ford Mustang GT
1995 Honda VFR 750 (For Sale)
1964.5 Ford Mustang
The Deuce is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 04:18 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Deuce is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Well, I decided to drop this thing at a shop, since I couldn't figure out the blinking light thing.

The nice gentlemen at Bavarian Motor Sports in Suwanee, GA put in a good show to get this thing running right again.

The MAF was fine, there were no codes, and no vacuum leaks. Turns out that the plugs I put in in March were out of range, and causing various problems with the coils. Now, I thought I had a slight transmission slip for a while (I hate automatics), but it appears that was engine surging.

The car has the proper plugs (Bosch copper +2's) and new coils. It runs great and I'm hoping some of the other mysterios maladies are going from the electrical system.

This would be the pat of the post when I echo the sentiments of those no this board who tell you to varify that you are actually putting the correct parts in your car. All the plugs I ran were listed in the parts store computer as 'better than stock' or "OEM" but none were actually the factory/dealer recommened replacement.

In an effort to save $30.00, I ended up costing myself over $500, not to mention 8 months of stressing about a transmission rebuild. Luckily, there wasn't any collateral damage beyond the coils.

2002 BMW 530i
1997 Ford Mustang GT
1995 Honda VFR 750 (For Sale)
1964.5 Ford Mustang
The Deuce is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 08:03 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
frank3 is an unknown quantity at this point
Glad to hear your car's running well now. I've heard alot about people having problems with "better than OEM" plugs and the suggestions to stay with OEM. This seems to have solidified that issue.

Thanks for the info and sorry for the expense. Hope you're real pleased with your car and the way it's running.

<span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
frank3 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 08:58 PM
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 14,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally posted by frank3@Jan 6 2005, 10:03 PM
Glad to hear your car's running well now. I've heard alot about people having problems with "better than OEM" plugs and the suggestions to stay with OEM. This seems to have solidified that issue.

Thanks for the info and sorry for the expense. Hope you're real pleased with your car and the way it's running.
[snapback]265935[/snapback]
don't use the triple plug or whatever spark plugs.. just find some regular bosch and they'll work perfectly. everyone that used the 'better than oem' on their bmw ran into problems sooner or later.

Torque is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E30 Anti-theft Radio Code aaronhoy 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 06-08-2009 11:40 AM
Strange Fault Code ben_t 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 04-02-2005 06:53 AM
Dwa/ews Input Peake Fault Code? jday 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 02-04-2005 09:19 AM
Asking For Code jshearer Audio and Electronics 1 12-18-2004 08:28 PM
stereo/radio anti-theft code xristo 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 03-02-2004 04:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome