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Old 04-23-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Q about exhaust cam sensor

So I've been throwing codes indicating an exhaust cam sensor problem shortly after a severe overheating condition. This is then accompanied by a fuel mix ratio beyond tolerance in banks 1-3 and 4-6 so it stands to reason that the code is correct and I possibly damaged the exhaust cam sensor when the engine overheated. It's intermittent and doesn't appear to be wiring connector associated. I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm replacing this part. It's looks easy enough. The problem is which part number should I use?

RealOEM indicates that are two parts # used for this
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No.DescriptionSupplementQty From Up To Part NumberPriceNotes
5Pulse generator, camshaft1Apr-0412141438082$107.14 See MH 9790718
5Pulse generator, camshaft112147518628$107.14 See MH 9790718
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Use the top part number
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12141438082 saids "Up to Apr-04" and you have a 2002.

If you're dealing with the parts people, let them figure it out.
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12141438082 saids "Up to Apr-04" and you have a 2002.

If you're dealing with the parts people, let them figure it out.
I found out that the top part number "up to Apr-04" is supersceded by the bottom part number.
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I think this means that production used the top number through 4/04 at which time production changed to the bottom number. The new sensor is the bottom number.
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use the bmwfans.info website, it shows which parts supersceed older ones
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Thanks for the tip. Looks like RealOEM and bmwfans.info and you can find out pretty much anything you need.
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yeah to what they said, and how did you quote realoem??
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I copied the RealOEM table into excel (HTML copy) so I had the column header information along with the part information in the table. Then I deleted the unnecessary rows from the table, copied that and wrapped it in quotes. But I can't figure out how to get rid of the annoying ******> things.
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