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Old 04-12-2011, 07:11 PM
idmorfe idmorfe is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 BMW X5 4.4l
Thanks guys.
About the purge valve, what I did was I disconnected all the very snug hoses and removed the valve then applied 12v and it worked fine. All the hoses look perfect to me. I connected the hoses then ran the engine. I measured the voltage from the plug and it showed 10.5v. Maybe I should have tested the valve with that lower voltage but I didnt. Then I plugged the electrical back in while the engine is running hoping to feel the actuation of the valve but theres just too many moving parts at that point to feel one click. I went to the dashboard and the saw the SES disappeared. WTF. I dont know what worked but it cant be an issue with the plug because i've disconnected/connected that many times before. I'm thinking applying 12v to the valve loosened it up and started working again.
Well I just hope it lasts long enough for the state inspection. Can you guys tell me where to buy one of these purge valves? I looked at pelicanparts and it doesnt look like they have it.
Thanks again
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