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Old 10-01-2009, 06:50 PM
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P1497 CEL

I threw a CEL today with the trouble code of P1497. Has anyone experienced this before Could not find any information when I did a Google search.
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P1497 Secondary Air System, Bank 3 Flow Faulty

From an Audi website....might vary slightly on our car

Don't ask me what that means though....haha not a clue. Maybe one of the geniuses here on NAM can chime in further
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:21 PM
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Thanks ThumperMCS...

I would be curious to find out what this is and where this is located in our cars. Can anyone provide any assistance on this? I wonder if it is somewhere below our air filter housing
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Looking at your mod list....perhaps something related to the BOV?
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I was thinking about that... I'll check to see if anything came loose. If I were to clear the code, would it keep coming back?
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Clear it and see if it happens again.
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I cleared it and it came right back. Any other suggestions?
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That is a BMW-specific code (as opposed to generic OBDII). You would need a dealer tech to help you out. Any info you find from another manufacturer will not help you.
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P1497 Secondary Air System, Bank 3 Flow Faulty
In the OBDII world, secondary air (aka the air pump) is an emissions system that injects clean air into the exhaust stream pre-cat to allow the unburnt exhaust gases to burn more completely. I don't believe this applies to the R56, and being that the code is in the manufacturer-specific code range (1000-1FFF) it will differ from other manufacturers code P1497.

Unfortunately it looks like you may have to take a trip to the dealer to get this resolved. You could try your luck at calling a Mini performance shop (like M7, Alta, or RMW) and see if they can look the code up on their diagnostic tool. Just a thought.

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I believe if you can find a speed shop with one of the fancy touchscreen diag tools, it will tell you. I think they hold vehicle specific codes in the DB on the device.

Maybe someone with more experience than I can comment. (Just trying to save you a trip to the stealership.)
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Just noticed you were in LA... there are a ton of vendors in the LA/OC area.
Just find one you trust... I'm sure they'll help you out.

(Yes, I'm anti-dealership .. /sigh)
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Blahhhh, I just got this CEL....

sunman, did you ever find out what it means?

I'm at my wits end with this car.
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Since I have the HKS BOV, the tube going from the pressure sensor to the HKS assembly had a hole in it. Not sure what you have installed, but check your pressure sensor. Let me know how it turns out.
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Since I have the HKS BOV, the tube going from the pressure sensor to the HKS assembly had a hole in it. Not sure what you have installed, but check your pressure sensor. Let me know how it turns out.
At the moment my car is basically stock, just exhaust and IC

We shall see.......

The techs did say they never see that code though
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Since I have the HKS BOV, the tube going from the pressure sensor to the HKS assembly had a hole in it. Not sure what you have installed, but check your pressure sensor. Let me know how it turns out.
Turns out it's the code for an unmetered air leak. Which they tested for and didn't find. So no idea why it popped up!
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Yep. thats that pesky plastic valve cover. the new versions have a cylinder head cover excess pressure valve. You should probably get a new one. I have one.... if your interested.
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I realized mine was from Seafoaming the car....the open PCV line triggered it.
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My JCW was in for service 8/7/ 13 took it out for the day on 8/8 and by the end of the day had the yellow engine light up......put diagnostic tool on and got the P1497....By passed my catch can and restored to original and then noted oil on valve cover on rt side and a hair line crack as per other posting.
Could this be due to the hood scoop not cooling this area enough and causing that specific part to crack as it is the closest to the scoop that part of the valve cover.
I have just bought a scoop ($35 second hand) and a heat sink (in post) and feel both problems are due to lack of air flow and feel mini are resposible for this and I am sure original testing would have shown this ....looks like I am in for a new valve cover and gasket.......pissed off Nigel the Brit!
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Hello Forum:
This is related to CEL P1497. It was a vacuum leak, which I fixed. The Mini is fine now; but, I cannot clear the code without proper tool. My car is up for smog check in a month. Do I need to have the code clear in order to pass smog? Any recommendation where I can have it clear in San Diego beside going to dealers is much appreciated.

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This is related to CEL P1497. It was a vacuum leak, which I fixed. The Mini is fine now; but, I cannot clear the code without proper tool. My car is up for smog check in a month. Do I need to have the code clear in order to pass smog? Any recommendation where I can have it clear in San Diego beside going to dealers is much appreciated.

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I highly recommend that you buy a scan tool and clear it yourself. The first time you use it it practically pays for itself. Assuming you have a bluetooth phone/tablet/laptop you get out on the cheap and pick up a
$12 ELM327 bluetooth scanner $12 ELM327 bluetooth scanner
and use Torque Pro (Android), DashCommand (iOS), or openOBD (Windows/Linux) to interface it. If you don't have bluetooth on your laptop then you can pick up a cheap BT usb adapter. There are some wifi scanners out there. Lots of options really....
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This error code was displayed on my JCW and once fixed I still had the error code and asked the dealer why I was not able to clear it,they said you have to drive the car and it will clear itself in time providing the leak has been fixed ....and sure enough over a period of time it cleared itself.
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Thanks gunflash.
It indeed cleared itself after about 800 miles (2 weeks commute). I ended up replacing the valve cover, which cost me $342 from San Diego Mini dealer.
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