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Old 04-17-2015, 05:31 AM
tarx3 tarx3 is offline
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Check engine light

I have a 2007 x3 with 98000 miles.

Check engine light won't stay off.

I have replaced the gas cap,
Changed the oxygen sensor,
Smoked all lines.

What can it be?
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:53 AM
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What codes are being set to turn on the CEL?
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:20 PM
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I don't know. Need to find out. Haven't been to the zbMW dealer; last time totally ripped me off.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:31 PM
selva_gopal selva_gopal is offline
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you can check codes from autozone for free.. dont go dealer
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:57 PM
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Not all BMW codes.

You need to buy a C110 or C310 scanner from Amazon.com or Ebay.com. BMW has some more detailed codes that are not on the generic ODB-II data stream.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:24 PM
dukedkt442 dukedkt442 is offline
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CEL could be ANYTHING. Can't guess on this.... you need to pull the codes.

Even if you by chance fixed the source of the code, it won't go off on its own until a certain amount of start/drive cycles are completed.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:16 PM
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Code is EVAP
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:30 PM
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You got code p0442 or P0456?

What did the BMW scanner give you for codes exactly?
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:22 PM
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The fourth shop to put it on the computer, etc. determined it's a cracked valve cover.

Fixed tomorrow, but no promises.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:41 AM
YetiVanHalen YetiVanHalen is offline
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cracked valve cover

If it'swarped or cracked you can get one from bavauto and new gasket kit. and change it yourself in 2 hrs.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:21 AM
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If it'swarped or cracked you can get one from bavauto and new gasket kit. and change it yourself in 2 hrs.
thanks, the garage has it and I should get it back today.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:36 AM
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picked up my 07 x3 from the garage.

check engine light off and got a sticker.

love that car. cost $400. versus the dealer who wanted to change the gas tank for $2,500.00. wouldn't have worked/

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Old 05-17-2015, 12:19 PM
YetiVanHalen YetiVanHalen is offline
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Valve cover

Excellent price including parts and labor. Where are you located? If you are in NJ I need to find that shop
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