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      04-16-2019, 05:23 PM   #1
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The N63 is merciless

Problem of the week: just got the POS out from the auto shop 75 miles ago after a $1,200 repair and now I get the Drivetrain Malfunction/Reduced Power. Had the codes read because my BT cable doesn't seem to work anymore.

See codes below, any idea on this?
  • P052d: Cold state intake (A) Camshaft Position Timing Over-retarded
  • P05CD: DTC definition found. See service manual.
  • P05CE: DTC definition found. See service manual.

PS. I'm soooo close to just dumping this money pit at Carmax.
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Have the faults read out on a legitimate diagnostic tool (ISTA) and report findings, those faults are next to useless without definitions.

That said.. what work was just done? How many miles? What is the current oil level? Is this engine a heavy consumer? Give us less info if possible and focus more on complaining about the car.
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You can try this site:
http://bmwfault.codes
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vanos solenoids maybe
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Have the faults read out on a legitimate diagnostic tool (ISTA) and report findings, those faults are next to useless without definitions.

That said.. what work was just done? How many miles? What is the current oil level? Is this engine a heavy consumer? Give us less info if possible and focus more on complaining about the car.
what work was just done?-
Radiator work

How many miles?
130k miles

What is the current oil level?-
full

Is this engine a heavy consumer?-
of course, it is an N63. About a quart every 650 miles.

Give us less info if possible and focus more on complaining about the car.-
Less info? Okay, next time I'll just spurt out "Shit!" I thought I complained enough in my post but believe me, as an N63 owner I can complain all damn day.
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vanos solenoids maybe
I'll have to check through the volumes of repair history on this car to be sure, but I don't think those are one of the few original parts on this POS. I'll probably pick up a couple inexpensive ones and give try installing myself.
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Yup the N63 engines do suck! Let me know when you're going to Carmax and maybe they'll give us both good deal.

I love my bmw. I hate my bmw. I love my bmw. I hate my bmw. Every day is different...
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      04-17-2019, 05:51 PM   #8
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Yup the N63 engines do suck! Let me know when you're going to Carmax and maybe they'll give us both good deal.

I love my bmw. I hate my bmw. I love my bmw. I hate my bmw. Every day is different...
Lol true. I really can't think of a car sub $60k I'd like as much as my 550i (for the purposes I need it for) if it weren't that it usually needs another repair before I'm paying the monthly credit car bill for the last repair.
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