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Old 02-23-2013, 03:45 PM
neight neight is offline
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camshaft sensor fault / cylinder 1 misfire fuel cut off.

Evening all.

Whilst driving today the engine cut out, engine management light came on and wouldn't restart.

AA came out and ran the diag and gave the faults above.

Before I tear the dealer a new one am I right in thinking that if the sensor is replaced all will be well.......?

First BMW bought 4 days ago. Have looked through the rest of the threads but there is some ambiguity as to whether this will fix it.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:55 PM
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What was the fault code? You just said that there was a misfire in cylinder 1 with fuel cutoff. That could be a bad coil pack or a bad spark plug. However, even with a misfire in cylinder 1 the engine should start, so a bad cam sensor is a good guess, could also be a bad crank position sensor.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:03 PM
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Thank you.

Actual codes are on the AA report...... which is in my car..... which is parked miles away.

Wasn't sure if they'd have been linked or not but by your response it would suggest that it's the sensor (s).

I'll replace both and see how it goes. Will also try the plugs to get the misfire sorted.

Thank you again
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:31 PM
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Thank you.

Actual codes are on the AA report...... which is in my car..... which is parked miles away.

Wasn't sure if they'd have been linked or not but by your response it would suggest that it's the sensor (s).

I'll replace both and see how it goes. Will also try the plugs to get the misfire sorted.

Thank you again
You should post the codes and go from there rather than throwing parts at it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for your help.

Replaced the sensor this morning and now runs beautifully again..(big sigh of relief).

Only just saw your reply in future I'll be sure to post the codes as well.

Thank you again
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