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    Help P0365 code again!

    I have posted a few times over the last year about the sluggish response I have been dealing with and want to thank all of the replies trying to help.

    After suggestions I have tested the fuel pressure, cleaned the MAF and all of the obvious tune up related item.

    I have already replaced the exhaust cam sensor with an OEM part and come to think of it I believe it was about that time I started feeling no power at low RPM's, hesitation and stumbling not to mention the reverse stalling and surging (every day I back down the driveway)and today the SES light came on and I scanned the OBD and found the P0365 code again.

    Yeah it could have been the sensor failing again but I am wondering what other conditions would cause the system to send that code. Basing my suspicions on it has been running poorly for a long time now. I love the car except for the AM radio reception and the recent issues with my passenger window regulator. I have replaced it with a $52 aftermarket one and it failed after 3-4 days. (The replacement failed in even less time so picked up the OEM unit today).

    Garage kept it's whole life, want to keep it if I can but I need some power even from the 2.5

    I have a 2001, 325i w/sport package, 5 speed manual.

    Thanks in advance for your help
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    Re: Help P0365 code again!

    No suggestions?Steve H

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    If we knew, for sure we'd be

    hooking you up with the info here. We're a relatively small group and eager to share the knowledge, but all-knowing we're far from.
    If no answers are posted, could be we're out of our league on this one.

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    Understood!

    I realize this body style is losing forum traffic with the newer models.

    Going to throw in another EX cam sensor #2 and maybe take it to the local West German shop in the Valley Forge/Philadelphia area before the weather turns!

    Thanks for the reply Stinger!
    Steve H

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    not-Understood

    get a fuel pressure test gauge

    far more valuable than your code reader

    ever replace the fuel filter? dump it out
    into a glass jar and see what's causing yer troubles

    only through a BMW diagnostic computer will you
    accurately read codes and be able to read past into a
    tree of diagnosis.


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    Re: not-Understood

    C.D., when I first posted my problem a year ago it was suggested to check fuel pressure which I did and the readings were perfect based on the Manual. I have replaced the fuel filter. Cleaned the MAF sensor.

    But I am getting the P0365 now and after I clear it the light comes back on a day or so later.

    So I have a new one on the way and if it persists I will be taking it to a local guy once I find out who is good in my area.

    Thank you,
    Steve H

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    Re: Help P0365 code again!

    I would concentrate first on the P0365 error code. Are you sure that it's coming from the exhaust cam? I once had a confusion between the post-cat O2 sensors: the Bentley manual pointed to the wrong one for the code I was reading. Perhaps the same is happening to your cam position sensor?
    Is that the only error that you are getting? No Vanos errors, for example?

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    Now that you mention it, my Bentley manual lists P1397 as the exhaust sensor code and P0340 for the intake.

    When I do a search online "BMW P0365" I get the exhaust cam sensor but it is a generic code not specific to BMW. I believe my code book that came with my reader had that listed as well (currently misplaced)

    So I am wondering now if that is in fact the correct code for my E46


    I have a new genuine BMW cam sensor coming tomorrow so since I have it I will most likely install it since it is easy and only $95
    If anyone has the correct answer please do pass it on.

    Thanks

    Steve H

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