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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-14-2012, 09:13 PM
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Engine code

Alright. I was driving in the highway coming down a hill with cruise control on. The cel comes on for no more than 5 secs and goes off. I get home and do the stomp test and it comes up with code 1286. Why would this come on going downhill compared to stress on the engine going uphill?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:03 PM
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http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=437654

http://autorepair.about.com/library/...l-dtcs-57a.htm

The first three links I found on google. Relevant info here for you. Watch the video, and see if it is what you're describing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:11 PM
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I only get the whining as soon as I start up. And it's cold
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Then it's likely your belt tensioner pulley.
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But why would that code even come up?
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Because your ECU board solder traces have cracks. Reflow the solder joints in the ECU and see if that doesn't fix it.
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