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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-02-2017, 12:46 PM
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i looked online for fixes and didnt see anything good, i had already replaced my intake manifold gaskets a few weeks ago. this code came up today WITH code p1161. i figured p1161 because the hose that goes on the side of my throttle body housing was off. put that back on and that code went away. this weekend i did a valley pan gasket and knock sensors, but in april i had to retime the car which was a success. anyway. this weeknd i just did valley pan and knock sensors. intake gaskets are from a few weeks ago. where else should i look for this vaccum leak?
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:47 PM
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Tell us what that code means.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:53 PM
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P1159 fuel trim adaptation additive bank 1 high


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Old 05-02-2017, 02:12 PM
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What are the fuel trims (both banks)?
You may have reset the pipe under the intake just "off" allowing vacuum leak...
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:26 PM
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You mean the pipe that goes to the CCV?


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Old 05-02-2017, 04:32 PM
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Yep.
Is bank 2 trim following and about to set?
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:40 PM
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lean bank one... welcome to bmw

enjoy your hunt...
there is about 15 pieces that make up the entire vacuum (post maf) side of the vacuum circuit
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:20 PM
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lean bank one... welcome to bmw

enjoy your hunt...
there is about 15 pieces that make up the entire vacuum (post maf) side of the vacuum circuit
Umm... gonna have to disagree with you on that one.
15 pieces and you won't have a lean condition.
When you have a lean condition it is more like 50-100 pieces from the brittle plastic and rubber.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:48 PM
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could injector orings cause this code to happen? on bank one in this case
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i wasn't being literally bear.. But yeah ... we are on the same page


No not a injector, you would be leaking fuel and running really bad

some common area's are the PCV plate, the suckjet, the vacuum lines on top of the motor, the intake bellow and the 3 or 4 lines that connect to that and go to solenoids/valves
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:57 AM
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Pcv is brand new genuine parts also the spring loaded pipe that goes to osv is new. Intake manifold gaskets are new too. Hnmmmm


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Old 05-03-2017, 02:55 AM
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Make sure the pipe is completely sealed unlike my oops. Everything was new too. It wasn't even the major problem but didn't help at all
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