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Old 03-06-2017, 12:03 AM
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X3 E83 2.5 check engine light won't comes off

hi, greetings from here Indonesia
i had a problem with my x3. the engine are vibrating at cold engine temperature followed with check engine light turned on. but right after 10 seconds or so the vibrate disappear. i took it to the dealer and they change the coils (#2, #5, #6). But, the problem still there, so I took it to a local workshop, it read there is misfire on cylinder #3 and #6. changes both of the faulty coil, the check engine light comes on again after a day. took it again to the workshop, change all of the sparks plug, and after a day, the check engine light reappear and the vibration are still there

any suggestion what should i check besides of the coil and the sparks plug? any help would really appreciated. sorry for my bad english tho

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:00 AM
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good to get a low cost code reader scanner

>start with a low cost scanner/code reader ....you can get for your cell phone or download a great one to your laptop .....this will make it much easier to diagnose problems

>here is a link to an overview of what's available

>best wishes.....start at post 7 and fan out

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:02 AM
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do a simple smoke test

>follow this thread about a vacuum leak and do a simple smoke test to check your intake etc system...the wrong air/fuel mixture can make the engine shake/vibrate

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...5#post10064185
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:00 PM
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>start with a low cost scanner/code reader ....you can get for your cell phone or download a great one to your laptop .....this will make it much easier to diagnose problems

>here is a link to an overview of what's available

>best wishes.....start at post 7 and fan out

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=1#post9972460
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>follow this thread about a vacuum leak and do a simple smoke test to check your intake etc system...the wrong air/fuel mixture can make the engine shake/vibrate

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...5#post10064185
thank you for your reply swampX3, but, I have already took it again to the local workshop and ask them to check the ccv and intake systme. by the way these are the following codes that shows up: 002744, 002745, 00274E, 002882, 002883
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:07 AM
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very likely all lean code issues

>a good prima on what to look for ....the lower cost generic scanners/code readers show what he says ....0171 and 4 ....BUT the bmw/better scanners show your other numbers too

>best get your own setup for reading codes/scanning ....then ....just google the codes ....tons of info available

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


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Old 03-10-2017, 01:58 AM
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>a good prima on what to look for ....the lower cost generic scanners/code readers show what he says ....0171 and 4 ....BUT the bmw/better scanners show your other numbers too

>best get your own setup for reading codes/scanning ....then ....just google the codes ....tons of info available

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8



Hi swampX3. I have ordered any required things to have my own code reader setup. Uh, by the way, I have check the vacuum system and do the smoke test, and I can't see any leak, the mechanic have suspicion on the throttle valve, is that possible? I've clean the MAF sensor, check the oxygen sensor. Any other suggestion what should i check?

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:08 AM
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did you follow this ???

>using fuel trims for 0171 and 4

a good method...this is in a saloon but basically the same setup as the older E83 X3's

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:06 PM
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>using fuel trims for 0171 and 4

a good method...this is in a saloon but basically the same setup as the older E83 X3's

Okay, will check for the fuel trim, hope its end it all! I'll let you know the update

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