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I sent in the DME and it was determined to need a rebuild. Waiting to get it back. I heard that if a solenoid is bad it will cause components in the DME to fail. I replaced the solenoid already hopefully this will solve the issue. v

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Put rebuilt DME back in and drove for an hour or so. No CEL yet, however I have some pending codes. Didn't record them,had to do with fuel trims. I did monitor STFT and they were bouncing around a bit at idle but more or less pretty the same between 2 banks under load. Hoping the pending codes will never throw a CEL and I'm good. Are the pending codes just until the DME learns the trims...so to speak. Thanks v

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Since the DME has been rebuilt, I assume everything has been reset. The relearning should not cause any pending code. My guess is your variocam issue is fixed and these new pending codes are new issues such as air leak or MAF, etc. Need the actual codes to investigate further.

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Ugh....should I wait till its a CEL before investigating? 

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I would say just reset the DME with Durametric, drive the car for a week and rescan with Durametric for any pending or active codes. The reason I think the variicam issue is fixed is because the fault would have been detected quickly. Is that your experience as well from before?

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Yes, It always flagged me with the P1539 before the fix. Now different codes relating to rich mix and primary coil?? I don't have a durametric only using the generic OBDII reader. Should I reset it or wait and see if it throws a CEL. These were pending codes only....no CEL as of yet! Thanks V

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Yes, I still recommend resetting the DME to set the baseline. Generic OBDII may be good enough for now till we get to see the exact codes, if any.

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Not disagreeing, but wouldn't it have been reset when it was rebuilt. I reinstalled it with the bat. disconnected. I'm only saying this cause the OBDII is still saying some systems still aren't ready so I want to drive it enough so I can get it to inspection. The inspection station said I have to drive 400 miles in order for the systems to ready themselves....(dosen't seem accurate to me) so I don't want to have to start at square 1 by a reset.(I'm gona get caught sooner or later with a failed sticker) The pending faults came up about half hr into the drive when checking randomly.

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Agreed you are better off not resetting it in that case.

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Oh...ok...Does it really require 400 miles to ready the systems???  Want to thank you for all the input. Big Help!!!

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For a MkII 996, it usually takes me one to two days to get those flags all ready.

 

Not sure about a MkI but you can check individual flags and see which one(s) are set. Usually the misifre, O2 sensors should set first followed by SAI and evap, then the cat efficiency.

 

One tip is keep the rev below 3k and drive on steady speed on a freeway for 10 to 15min. Then stop the car and let it idle for 5min or so (to set the evap). Then just drive normally around down for a few days and check the readiness again.

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I know my misfire is set and O2,evap and cat are not. Will do. Thanks V

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Btw, some tests require multiple drive cycles to set (so car has to park overnight to let the engine cool down) so even if you driving 400miles in one day will not help. It takes a few days.

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OK...All systems were set during my drive with the exception of secondary air and evap.. BUT...I threw a CEL cleared it got another.

P1313

P1314

P1314

P1319

I guess all misfires bank 1. Emission relevant. Not too sure what to do now. Already replaced  MAF/ AOS/Plugs/Solenoid Bank 2/Actuator ramps Bank 1 and 2/Fuel Filter/Batt.

The money evaporator is working at it's highest capacity....:wacko:

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Have you replaced the coils? I lost track.

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After coils, I think next step would be getting a Durametric and check the general health of the engine since timing was touched.

 

Well, at least you've fixed the bank 2 variocam issue.

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Coils....no...should I get the Beru or NKG?  Maybe I'll try swapping sides see if it follows. V

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Beru. Check out warehouse33auto.com and there is also a rennlist discount code if you search around.

 

Are your current plugs OE and of the right spec? Is the gas fresh?

 

Yes, you could try to swap them between banks first.

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Well the plugs air NGK's correct ones.Gas I've putting 10-15 dollars in at a time so it's fresh. I'll check out warehouse33auto. Thanks V

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Could very well be the coils especially if they are old/original. When you take them off, try to look for hairline cracks on the rectangular part. If you found some cracks, it's better just to replace all 6.

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I did have them out in the past and checked them, they were the updated ones w larger heat sinks, didn't see any cracks and checked ohms seemed good. Drove again today ….why does the codes change now I have 301 302 303 instead of 1313 1314 1315 I never cleared anything...thanks v

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Yeah, actually I always thought a generic OBDII scanner can only report P030x and not P131x.

 

Since the misfire is bank 1 only and your coils sound fine, timing will be a strong suspect. Did you have this problem before, especially after the bank 1 variocam and cam pads work?

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When doing the work I initially had the timing slip on bank 1 had a nasty tapping sound. Unfortunately I listened to some people that said it was deflated tappets so I let it idle and revved it. Any way I re-did the timing and checked compression on that side and got 195's so I'm hopeful its not valves. After replacing the solenoid I repeatedly got misfires everywhere ...both sides ,bank 1 then bank 2 and a remaining p1539. After the DME fix its down to 3 cyl.misfires on bank1 as it stands now.

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I would like to see the cam deviation values (from Durametric) of both banks then. Are the cam pads, variocam actuator and solenoid all new on bank 1?

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