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How to remove ecm from 04 bmw 745li

No fire being sent to first two injectors on either side of engine causing awful mis fire,ive replaced all coils and plugs..had test ran on car and everything is leading back to ecm failure

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If this is still under the Warranty, back to the Dealer it goes. If you had to pay for an unneeded part, ask for compensation.
The sparkplug and coil get a signal to fire from the PCM. If the signal is not getting to the #8 coil/plug, then you need to move upstream to the PCM. Something may be corroded in the connector for that single cylinder.
The other test is the Noid test for injector firing. You might want to throw a new injector into the #8 spot and see if it helps.
Finally, the rear cylinders,4 and 8, have been used to route exhaust gas to the EGR. This is an additional duty that may effect exhaust flow on that single cylinder.
You did not state the year of your vehicle. For a time, a part called a "Cam Phaser" on 4.6L and 5.4L V-8 engines would cause timing issues inside the motor. Each side of the motor is independently timed, so you can have an issue on only one side of the motor. Perhaps with cylinder 8, a combination of events is causing your problem and when both the EGR flow demands from cylinder 8 and improper timing from a bad "Cam Phaser" causes a misfire. The "Lean Code" which has not appeared is an average of all 4 cylinders on one bank. Since you are not dumping "Raw, unburned fuel" from cylinder 8, we can assume that cylinder 8 is running lean and may not even be getting fuel.

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  • You said you changed the coil pace, wires and plugs not long ago and still get the code correct? Assuming the firing order is correct we will move on.

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  • After all of the things you tried and the injector sway I would suggest that you put a pressure gauge on that cylinder and see if you have decent pressure. You could have an undetected head gasket failure, worn valve. A leak down test may have to be performed if the pressure is low to find out where the leak is.

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