The check engine light came on so I took it into the shop.. Turns
out that theres a air pump and a diverter valve that inject into the
exhaust system to burn up extra hydro carbons. They want to charge me
$550 for parts and labor ot replace both the pump and the valve.....
Does anyone know anything about this?
Does that price sound right?
Ok, But I think this is only for the pump and the valve.... Is this
something that could be done myself? Or is it the parts that are
Thanks - jon
P.S. My car makes this really loud screaming noise right after I
start it and I start backing it up. Someone told me that could be
related is that true?
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:05:47 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yep... that's probably the air pump.
Don't know about the 325i but I get a lot of info on my car from this
Subject: Secondary emissions air pump replacement procedure
Cool, Im sort of hoping if I get this fixed that the noise will go
to. It just happens when I put the car in reverse for some reason
though... weird.. anyways I dont know much about these but lets say I
do this work myself..... Do I need to reset the codes myself? I
imagine a code reader for these cars is super expensive huh?
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:19:11 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Buying a code reader was the first thing I did after I bought my car.
It's about $200 U.S. but saves you that much by the second time you've
Plus you get the peace of mind of being able to tell if the mechanic you
take it to is a crook or not. There's no reason you should ever tell your
mechanic that you own a code reader.
You can't - it has an automatic tensioner in the form of a jockey pulley.
The serpentine belts used don't normally slip unlike the older V-belts.
They also have a longer life - about 70,000 miles. Easy enough to change
too. But rather more expensive than $10 - at least in the UK.
*Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
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