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    Hi,

    I had my CEL come on soon after buying the car. I went to an indy mechanic who totally ripped me off to plug in a diagnostics machine (Like all do). I paid close to 100 quid for it and the man then basically said his not sure but he would try changing the MAF first because he couldnt find an air leak. He then reset the CEL. He was charging quite a bit for labour and the MAF so I thought id do some DIY. The CEL came back the next day.

    A few days later I bought a working MAF and installed it myself in a few minutes. I then waited over a week but the CEL never went. The car drives ok, Its a bit rough but I think thats just exhaust rattle (It drives ok for a ten yr old car) and it idles ok.

    I thought id avoid going to a mechanic and just buy a Peake tool to read the codes and reset the CEL. Now I got a whole bunch of confusing codes and I need help to see whats wrong. Here they are:

    A6 Periodendauer Lambdasonde vor kat

    79 signal air intake temp

    78 signal air flow meter

    AA Heizleistung sonde nach kat

    a9 Heizleistung sonde vor kat

    8d lamda regulation control range block

    I reset the CEL but I doubt it will last. I hope someone knows what this might be?

    Thanks for any replies.
     
     

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    Periodendauer =Period duration
    Tried the rest but babelfish got on my nerves...

    Did you unplug the maf with the engine running? i did this while i was looking for a fault (turned out to be cam sensor) but it lobbed up three faults, one relating to the Maf being out of range and two mixture alertss cos it was trying to compensate.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egon View Post
    Periodendauer =Period duration
    Tried the rest but babelfish got on my nerves...

    Did you unplug the maf with the engine running? i did this while i was looking for a fault (turned out to be cam sensor) but it lobbed up three faults, one relating to the Maf being out of range and two mixture alertss cos it was trying to compensate.
    I thought Peake would have translated all that for us considering how much it costs for the device.

    Anyway yeh I did have the Maf unplugged for a few minutes to test the car. Maybe the CEL wont come back if it was the MAF but it could be something else?
     
     

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    I was thinking of buying a Peake Tool.Are you saying the codes are given only in German.
     
     

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    HEX - Dec
    A6 -166
    79 -121
    78 -120
    AA -170
    a9 -169
    8d -141


    I've got a code list here
    http://www.endtuning.com/bmwcodes.html#BMS46

    You will have to change the values from hex (hex is the ones with letters in, A9 etc) to decimal.

    There is a convertor at the top of the page, type in the Hex and the decimal will appear below.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E46 PIERRE View Post
    I was thinking of buying a Peake Tool.Are you saying the codes are given only in German.
    The Peake tool itself only displays 2 digit codes that refer to a booklet they provide. In the book that Peake provide some codes are in German but as TheEnd has pointed out there are other sites that have the codes in English.

    Thanks TheEnd, that site is great.
     
     

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