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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:53 PM
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Hello, I have owned jeeps for the the last 25 years. Living in snow country it seemed to make sense, until last month. I traded (1) of my (2) jeeps in for a new 1999, 323i convertible. Beautiful condition and a mere 124k miles.
Just yesterday the check engine message went on. I suspect it was caused by a loose gas filler cap. My question is will this reset itself in a few days or should I have service check it out?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:33 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question over to the E36 3 series forum, you'll get more help in here. As far as I know the light should clear itself in a few days.

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Hello, I have owned jeeps for the the last 25 years. Living in snow country it seemed to make sense, until last month. I traded (1) of my (2) jeeps in for a new 1999, 323i convertible. Beautiful condition and a mere 124k miles.
Just yesterday the check engine message went on. I suspect it was caused by a loose gas filler cap. My question is will this reset itself in a few days or should I have service check it out?
Ekiim
Welcome to the 'Fest! If it's just an evap system code from the gas cap being loose, the code will clear itself in 5 driving cycles. A driving cycle is generally a cycle where the car is started and driven for 10-15 minutes at 35-40 mph or more and then stopped and shut off. If you've done driving similar to this 5 or 6 times the CEL will generally clear if the fault was just transient. You car is OBDII so you can stop in at most any big box parts store and get the code(s) read to confirm if it really was the gas cap or if it's something else.
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