Cylinder 4 High Pressure Fuel Injector Low Side/High Side Electrical

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P311E MINI Possible Causes

  • Faulty Fuel Injector 4
  • Fuel Injector 4 harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel Injector 4 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Digital Motor Electronics (DME)

How do I fix code P311E MINI?

  Check the “Possible Causes” listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector’s pins.

Tech Notes

  • BMW Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): 112404

Cost of diagnosing the P311E MINI code

  The cost of diagnosing the P311E MINI code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P311E MINI Description

  The solenoid-controlled injection valve discharges a high-pressure spray into the combustion chamber. The solenoid-controlled injection valve is a retracting-plunger valve characterized by a high level of flexibility in its spray-propagation pattern (angle and shape). The discharge orifices form the high-precision injection pattern. This provides even and consistent propagation. The retracting-plunger solenoid-controlled injection valve continues to maintain stable propagation properties, even at the temperatures and pressure levels encountered within the combustion chamber. Fuel is injected into the combustion chambers under high pressure (between 50 and 200 bar) during the intake and compression strokes. During the warm-up phase yet another, a minute quantity of fuel is injected to assist the catalytic converter to reach its effective operating temperature more quickly (catalytic converter heating). During cold starting, the fuel is sprayed during the compression stroke in multiple pulses. This strategy provides reliable cold-starts along with substantive improvements in the areas of pollutant emissions and fuel consumption.
The Digital Motor Electronics (DME) diagnosis monitors the activation of the high voltage side of the fuel injector. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is detected when there is a short circuit between the high-voltage side and the low-voltage side.

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