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Principle and function

Because of the over-enrichment of the mixture in the cold start phase, the percentage of unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust gas is higher. The injection of secondary air improves the post-oxidation in the catalytic converter and thus reduces pollutant emissions. The heat produced by the post-oxidation considerably shortens the start-up time of the catalytic converter and significantly enhances the emission quality in the cold-running phase.

In the cold-running phase the engine control unit -J623--Item 4- activates the secondary air pump motor -V101--Item 2- via the secondary air pump relay -J299--Item 3-. Air will then reach the combination valves for secondary air system -5- and -9-. At the same time, the secondary air inlet valve -N112--Item 6- will be activated, allowing vacuum pressure to reach the combination valves for secondary air system -5- and -9-. In this way, the combination valve opens a passage for the secondary air system to supply air to the exhaust ports in the cylinder head.

1 - From air cleaner housing 2 - Secondary air pump motor -V101Fitting location Fig. Removing and installing Chapter Check using vehicle diagnosis, testing and information system -VAS 5051 A- in the function Guided Fault Finding 3 - Secondary air pump relay -J299Fitting location Fig. Check using vehicle diagnosis, testing and information system -VAS 5051 A- in the function Guided Fault Finding 4 - Engine control unit -J6235 - Combination valve for secondary air (right-side) Fitting location Fig. Checking Chapter Removing and installing Chapter 6 - Secondary air inlet valve -N112Fitting location Fig. Check using vehicle diagnosis, testing and information system -VAS 5051 A- in the function Guided Fault Finding 7 - Non-return valve Installation position (light side/dark side) as shown in illustration. Arrow indicates direction of flow. 8 - To intake manifold 9 - Combination valve for secondary air (left-side) Fitting location Fig. Checking Chapter Removing and installing Chapter

10 - Vacuum reservoir Fitting location: in front left wheel housing beneath liner

Fitting location of secondary air inlet valve -N112Inserted on retainer plate for solenoid valves at rear of engine -arrow-.

Fitting location of secondary air pump motor -V101On longitudinal member (right side, bottom) -arrow-.

Fitting location of secondary air pump relay -J299- and secondary air pump fuse -S130In electronics box (plenum chamber, passenger's side). 1 - Secondary air pump relay -J299Secondary air pump fuse -S130B(50 amp)

Combination valve for secondary air At rear of cylinder heads. Note Illustration shows valve on right side.