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After purchasing the car, I have spent the last 3 months to bring the car back 'up to new'.
Interior is all cleaned extensively, repainted, re-dyed, and/or replaced with new, the roof parts are aligned, and all squeaks are taken care of.
Exterior wise, the front bumper is repainted, rear parking sensors installed, and only some small dings need to be taken out, I hope that will work by the paint-less push method.

The engine runs strong in most cases, but I got 2 issues left, for which I should like to get some background information before I bring it to the 'Indy' for the final work I am not able to do:

1. After connecting the battery (this after a 2 day disconnect with the steering wheel out) the engine ran very rough for 2 minutes, and threw an engine light before it settled in a smooth idle.
Codes were only related to rough running (P0300, P0304 and 030), and are certainly not the cause, merely the result.
However, upon further checking, I found the bracket for the tumble flap broken, for which I did still NOT receive the P2006 code.
The engine runs fine, sometimes a slight rough start-up idle, and it seems not to make a lot of difference in which position I stuck the tumble flap mechanism (closed / open / half).
How is this possible?

2. As some others, the car has a slight pinging upon (hard) acceleration from low revs.
Seems to occur more pronounced with the tank less then 1/2 full (with highest grade available).
Can the garage check the fuel pressure easily (I cant get the reading on Torque Pro), and will that be an indication for pump / filter / other?

Thanks,

E.

PS. Car is up for the 105.000km / 65.000mls service.
 

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After purchasing the car, I have spent the last 3 months to bring the car back 'up to new'.
Interior is all cleaned extensively, repainted, re-dyed, and/or replaced with new, the roof parts are aligned, and all squeaks are taken care of.
Exterior wise, the front bumper is repainted, rear parking sensors installed, and only some small dings need to be taken out, I hope that will work by the paint-less push method.

The engine runs strong in most cases, but I got 2 issues left, for which I should like to get some background information before I bring it to the 'Indy' for the final work I am not able to do:

1. After connecting the battery (this after a 2 day disconnect with the steering wheel out) the engine ran very rough for 2 minutes, and threw an engine light before it settled in a smooth idle.
Codes were only related to rough running (P0300, P0304 and 030), and are certainly not the cause, merely the result.
However, upon further checking, I found the bracket for the tumble flap broken, for which I did still NOT receive the P2006 code.
The engine runs fine, sometimes a slight rough start-up idle, and it seems not to make a lot of difference in which position I stuck the tumble flap mechanism (closed / open / half).
How is this possible?

2. As some others, the car has a slight pinging upon (hard) acceleration from low revs.
Seems to occur more pronounced with the tank less then 1/2 full (with highest grade available).
Can the garage check the fuel pressure easily (I cant get the reading on Torque Pro), and will that be an indication for pump / filter / other?

Thanks,

E.

PS. Car is up for the 105.000km / 65.000mls service.
Going through exactly this right now. See post 27 and onward:

http://www.slkworld.com/2499282-post27.html

Just ordered a new OEM manifold off eBay for $510. Not jerking around with this stuff anymore.
 

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Going through exactly this right now. See post 27 and onward
Yeah, I read your thread before, thanks though!

I brought the car to our Indy this morning, and the flap code showed in their diagnostics.
They got the alloy replacement bracket in stock.

Manifold was out in an hour, and inside flaps and valves looked OK, seems aging of the plastic / heat cycles of the plastic bracket only.

US$300 for the new bracket, new gaskets and the labor, easy choice not to bother on this one myself.
Car should be ready tonight.
 

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I have a new manifold arriving today. $510 plus tax off of eBay. OEM German part, plus the gaskets.

Now that I have done the manifold removal and do not have to go back and forth to pictures on the computer, I can pull it in 1/2 hour. Really not that hard to do. Installation is about the same time. I should have it done this weekend, football games permitting.
 

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I have a new manifold arriving today. $510 plus tax off of eBay. OEM German part, plus the gaskets.

Now that I have done the manifold removal and do not have to go back and forth to pictures on the computer, I can pull it in 1/2 hour. Really not that hard to do. Installation is about the same time. I should have it done this weekend, football games permitting.


Hi Big T, I sent you a PM.... hope to hear from you soon...
 
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