Non starting 3. 18i M4. I think). Hi All, this chapter has come to an end, last night I was up wrenching until 1. Anyway, as I said, I checked the injectors, all clicking along happily, then I checked the airflow meter, the readings were a bit erratic, to say the least, so I got suspicious and whipped it off, sprayed it full of carb cleaner, so it looked like new, pried the cover off to get to the electronic bits, to check the tracks, I have read/heard about the tracks on the rheostat wearing through with age and not making contact, all looked good, but gave it a clean with some good contact cleaner and put it all back together. Attempted a start...... BS. Then I had no where to go, I was now 1. I had gone over each and every component with a fine tooth comb. Logically there had to be a reasonable explanation, and why only after I installed the new valve gear?
Ok, I mentioned in my canbelt thread that the new cam, rockers and lifters went in today But when it came time to start.nada. I thought I would move this part of the topic to its own thread, for the benifit of those who are. In the mix was the attempted kidnapping in Agua Prieta, 6 blocks from the US border, (point A on map at left), of the popular sports figure, and successful entrepreneur Armando “Mandy” Moreno. Moreno was killed as he. ODEON Kids; ODEON Newbies; ODEON Silver Cinema; Bollywood / S.A Cinema; Back British Film; All the best live & recorded performances from around the world. You'll feel like you're there.
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I wonder if anybody could help me out here with a bit of info. I purchased a 2006 Touareg R5 with air suspension on the 29th of February this year. It has 170,000km on it, but the overall condition of it was excellent.
What did I disturb, what wire did I knock off or pinch, rechecked everything, all checked out. Now, to those who say, I told you so, yes you did, I accept it with grace, I stand before you with my back turned, lash me as you see fit, I drape myself in sack cloth and ashes, oh woe is me, tar and feather. There was only one thing for it, tear into the motor again and re check the timing, yep, you guessed it............. After all, I have done cam belt replacements on this car many times, and never got it wrong once, I can do it with my eyes closed, or so I thought. Complacency, mixed in with a few good old human factors, as pilots we have to attend a CRM course every year, (cockpit resource management), and this brings home the reality and downfall of human nature, one of the things being, seeing but not observing. As you will recall, I did recheck the timing half way through this episode, and found it to be spot on, now how is that?
It is quite amazing how the human brain can identify something and perceive it as something completely different under stress. I did not believe that I had got the timing wrong, frustrated, stressed, and pure complacency together led my mind to accept the timing was correct, even though, as clear as day, it was not. This highlights the importance of why, in aviation, whether it be on the flight deck or wrenching in the hangar, everything is always dual checked. I could carry on and write a book on human factors, one of the topics I lecture on, but I guess the point is made, and this is a BMW forum, not a CRM forum.
So What has come out of all this? I Know my fuel system is good, from top to bottom. I have a much better understanding of the black art of fuel injection systems that feed our Beemers. I have a new temp sensor, good for a few years again. I probably know more about the Bosch Motronic system than most workshops in my town, knowledge is always good.
When, in the far distant future, my fuel system does play up, I will be all over it like a bad rash. I can strip and do a cam belt change in an hour and a half. I got the persistence award here.
Most importantly, there are good folk who live half a world away from me, who selflessly give of their time and experience to help to help someone they have never even met, and although it is via the ether waves, I truly do consider all of you people as friends. My most sincere thanks and gratitude go out to all of you, without whom I would be lost stumbling around in the dark when it comes to matters BMW related. The plan, God willing is to be over your side of the pond in the last week of July, during your summer holidays, to be at the Oshkosh airshow, hopefully I can throw back a cold one or two with some of you.
Kindest Regards. Stan- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -E3. S AREN'T BUILT, THEY'RE CAUGHT IN THE WILD!!! When in doubt, use full throttle,it may not improve the situation, but it will end the suspence.