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    E36 328i another crankshaft sensor grrr

    Why the fook does my car keep munching crankshaft sensors ? noticed it this morning on the A34 on the way to work , driving along at 70 and the revs cut to nothing and then came back again and now its spluttering and is shit to start.
    that will be 3 in 6 months ! tbf 2 of them where ecp ones and didn't last very long but the last one i bought was a bmw one WTF
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    How long ago did you put in the BMW one? AFAIK they should have a year warranty on them so you should be able to get it replaced FOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    How long ago did you put in the BMW one? AFAIK they should have a year warranty on them so you should be able to get it replaced FOC
    BMW deffo carry a 2 yr gtee on all their parts but as you say Steve even the ECP ones will have a minimum of 12 months?

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    I ordered the ecp one through my dads garage so i just sent that one back , And the bmw one was from quarry motors so it could be i was just unlucky
    But i did notice in the service book that there are 2 reciepts for crankshaft sensors , does make me wonder why it keeps going on me.
    Maybe i should stop being so tight and buy a new bmw one
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    Quote Originally Posted by E36 lover View Post
    buy a new bmw one
    Buy a new one - Atleast if it does go tits up in another 6 months time, you can get a replacment then start to look into why it's eating them so quick.

    The last BMW one you got from Quarry could've been on it's last legs, and you were just unlucky.

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    yeah think i will have to , it just does my head in paying that much for a little bit of wire
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    cheers mate but my dad owns an mot station/garage so i usually just get him to order the bits for me
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    This may not help, but check the wiring that the sensor plugs into (ie. Car wiring loom)
    I've just been wiring in a vems standalone engine management to all of the individual sensors in my 328i 1997 and noticed that A LOT of the sensors had rotten wiring to the connectors. It might be that the rotten wires are causing the problem and being 'disturbed' whilst changing/un-clipping just enough to work for a while then causing problems after a while as they 'settle back in'...
    Just a thought....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackmcl View Post
    This may not help, but check the wiring that the sensor plugs into (ie. Car wiring loom)
    I've just been wiring in a vems standalone engine management to all of the individual sensors in my 328i 1997 and noticed that A LOT of the sensors had rotten wiring to the connectors. It might be that the rotten wires are causing the problem and being 'disturbed' whilst changing/un-clipping just enough to work for a while then causing problems after a while as they 'settle back in'...
    Just a thought....
    Nice one i will have a look at that
    gareth

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