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Was convinced I had this issue since I had the P1188 and P1189 codes. Took the car apart, and here is what I found. Lovely. :)

Codes are gone, idle fixed, and low end torque is back without any hesitation.

 

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Great thread GSBMW!!! Had the 1188, 1189 codes on my 1999 328i...went for the treasure hunt and found the broken hose...totally broken in half!! $22 hose from the dealer and an hour later car was back with no CEL!!! THANK YOU!!
 

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Attached Pic #4: Realoem.com diagram of oil separator system.[/QUOTE]

there are two different parts for #4, 11157532629 and 11157532649 , after researching 11157532629 is titled Crankcase Breather Hose, while 11157532649 is titled as a Crankcase Vent Hose. Couldn't find the spec difference, but look very similar when part searching. Any idea which is was? Thanks

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Hi vonlupus624,

The difference between the two part numbers you mention is that one of them (11157532629) is specifically for engines that have the "cold climate version", which apparently consists of a number of alterations offered or added-on to engines of cars sold in relatively cold climates. For me, being in Southern California, I have the standard engine setup with no cold climate alterations, so my hose part number is 11157532649.

Since I think you are located on Long Island, you might indeed have the cold climate version. If you don't know which you have, you might be able to tell by seeing how thick the insulation is on your broken hose. If it is very thick, then you probably have the cold climate version. You can compare your part to the images found at realoem at this URL: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AM33-USA-03-2000-E46-BMW-323i&diagId=11_2194
Just click on the little camera image next to the price of each part number and you will see that the cold climate part is a much thicker hose (or hose insulation).

Happy to hear the post helped you and continues to help others as well.

gsbmw
 
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