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shakmonster 06-02-2020 08:45 PM

F01 Drivetrain malfuction
 
Hello all recently I encountered a check engine light as I was driving with a message that said "drive train malfunction loss of power." When I read the code on my scanner it said cylinder three is misfiring. Prior to this I changed all sparks and both left and right PCV valves car was running smooth until this issued occurred. As of now I took out the cylinder 3 spark and cleaned it and the coil pack put them back in and got the same problem any tips/help would be appreciated.

Poncherello 06-03-2020 08:22 AM

It's a bad coil on #3. I got the same error last summer/fall. Under hard acceleration at first then progressively got worse. Came up drivetrain malfunction error. When I checked the codes I had a misfire of #3 and #7. I was about 10-15K miles over due for spark plugs at that time. I replaced the spark plugs and all the coils myself and no issues again. I would suggest replacing all the coils just because when one goes bad others will as well.

BMW wanted about $1500 for that job. My mechanic wanted almost $1100 for that job. I bought everything on RMEuropean for $265 including overnight shipping. Took me about an hour or hour and a half to do the whole job.

isstatu1 06-03-2020 08:53 AM

Swap cylinder 3 coil with cylinder 4 or any other and see if the error moves along. Then you'll know it's a bad coil.

HerbP 06-04-2020 07:29 PM

Swap the COP to a different cylinder, & see if the problem follows the COP. Misfires can be caused by a bad spark plug, a bad COP, or a bad fuel injector. If the problems is caused by the fuel injector, there should be a goodwill replacement on it. Call BMWNA & ask them if you injector would be covered at no charge.


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