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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:14 PM
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Fried my ECU? Worth trying to fix car or no

The trunk of my car lit on fire, I guess something shorted my battery out. Anyways I'm getting codes: P0121 P1750 P1765 P0451 P0121

You can see pics and read more here:


I think the insurance will total the car. Is it worth trying to salvage it and fix it or should i just buy it back part it out and call it done. It sucks cause I've done so much work on it, everything top and bottom end is replaced.

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Old 11-13-2014, 05:43 PM
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If it ran today as you said in your other posting, the ECU isn't fried. Look up the codes and fix what they indicate is wrong.
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