First I removed the two connectors on top of the fuel-rail shown above. When I press a start button there it does not even crank. June 1, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would confirm the battery is good. If the hose is broken, you will have idle issues and check engine light. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Breather hose needs to be disconnected from one sidevalve cover so you will have little space to reach starter of course if you have range of tools.
June 22, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. Piece of cake, however noticed an erratic idle and a faint plasticky rattle. And you are correct, if they stick to a magnet, not aluminum. Perhaps a battery reset might do it? It had a slow start a few times this week, but still cranked. Only other flimsy hose was the small one attached to the box at the bottom in my pic of the manifold-fuel tank vent line, I suppose.
Fuses are good, blower, and resister test fine. With the cowl out of the way, the engine cover was easy. June 17, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: it may have been damaged. If you see an error or omission, I would very much appreciate a heads-up so I can fix it. I watched a video where a guy was hitting the starter to get it going to get you out of pinch, I recommend it. Once you figure out what is missing, it will be easier to diagnose. The immense popularity of the E90 and its success on the racetrack has driven many companies to support the model with a number of aftermarket performance parts, including Turner Motorsport.
I used a scan tool and had code 335, 1727, and 700. September 11, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check for fault codes. July 13, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Got it, thanks - Nick at Pelican Parts Phillip Comments: Hi Nick, around April 2018 I replaced my starter that only worked until last weekJuly 2018. I had a ratchet with a flexible, 90 degree head. You do hear a high pitch electrical whirring, if you ever played with a toy motor, and you purposely stopped the motor from spinning, that is the noise you hear. I'm pretty sure all the sensors and hoses are in place.
They can help you find the right part. Next, I removed the six nuts and one bolt that hold the manifold in place. I'm afraid that I am going to get stranded sometime soon but it has never just made a clicking sound and not started at all. It is still running rough on idle. Check operation of starter, then recheck that all wiring is routed as before. Inspect the intake ports and cylinders using a boroscope.
February 13, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Grab the plastic housing, and slide it away from the intake manifold. I was now clear to remove the manifold from the engine bay. I would check what the fault code it. I also have some smoke around the new breather hose, but I believe that was from excess oil when removing the hose. When a starter fails, your engine will not start. I opened a post in our forums. The engine starter motor is located on left side of engine below intake manifold.
April 17, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No. I would grab a repair manual. May 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: 11-15-7-522-931-M9 Search this number on pelicanparts. May 19, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Got it, no problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated November 3, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Was it starting before the replacement of the starter motor? My car was running fine and after i replaced the valve i got the same hesitation to start plus all the lights you mentioned. If multiple systems are not working properly, fault codes will be set. Sort of a Bavarian bonus! Mine came undone from the other side.
Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. It originates from the wiring harness junction box below the throttle body. The wire is located in the wiring harness directly under the throttle body and it roughly 12 inches in length so I assume it has to go somewhere relatively close. It can go flying never to be found again. One thing I thought I would share. January 6, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Then best bet is to get a second opinion.