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Old 05-23-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation Check engine light???

check engine light came on for no apparent reason, nothing unusual is happening and car is running fine, what's wrong?
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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Something wrong in the enjine maybe??The car might be fine but there must be some defect in the enjine somewhere...
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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No - Not necessarily, low alternator speeds can cause this
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:57 AM   #4
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No - Not necessarily, low alternator speeds can cause this
Elaborate....What is low alternator speed??

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Just wondering what is the milage of your car??
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:01 AM   #5
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well, plug the obd-ii code reader on it, then we can hlp...
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Get your codes read, and make sure that whoever reads them writes everytihng down before they clear them. Then you can actually know what's going on.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:17 AM   #7
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^^ yes, and I guess don't worry about it for now, get the code reader, read codes, right them down, then erease them, if they come back, then you have a problem.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:01 PM   #8
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Elaborate....What is low alternator speed??

Shahab323i,Off topic-
Just wondering what is the milage of your car??
110k
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:04 PM   #9
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Old 05-28-2005, 09:39 AM   #10
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check the gas cap! make sure its clicked on!
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:29 AM   #11
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it mean's check your engine..................





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usually on E36 it's an early sign of O2 failure..or the engine is not getting a proper mixture of fuel/o2 ratio....especially if the light came on for a short period of time.

BMW told me this once....
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it mean's check your engine..................





jking....


usually on E36 it's an early sign of O2 failure..or the engine is not getting a proper mixture of fuel/o2 ratio....especially if the light came on for a short period of time.

BMW told me this once....
Yeah, I'm throwing a check engine light from no cats.
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well it's not the gas cap lol

the car still runs fine haven't noticed any changes so i'm gonna sit tight for a while
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well it's not the gas cap lol

the car still runs fine haven't noticed any changes so i'm gonna sit tight for a while
Well I would be careful. Something inside the engine had to cause the light to flip on. It didn't just "feel" like lighting up. haha, there's SOMETHING wrong.
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Might be the drivers sexual prefrence? Making the car nervous?
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