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Old 07-08-2015, 06:52 PM
ylbhjy ylbhjy is offline
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Question yellow light on-service engine soon

BMW X3 3.0i,2004
The yellow light on about service engine soon, The fault codes is 2882 and 2883. The repair shop told me the air filter must be changed. When they changed this part, the light on again. they told me the oil separator broke and must be changed. Who has this experice and can told me how can I do?
If I changed the oil separator and the fault light can't off,how can I do? I don't if I can believed the repair shop?
Who can tell me how can I do? Thank you!
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:10 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I moved your question to our X3 forum, you will get more help in here. I searched for those two fault codes and found this -


The air filter is a maintenance part so no harm in replacing that. I wouldn't be surprised if your oil separator is broken as that is also a common issue. That being said the above link indicates that you could have an issue with the intake boot. I would start there or find another shop that you trust.

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Old 07-10-2015, 04:36 AM
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Why guess? I haven't looked up the code myself, but if the other poster feels it's a vacuum leak, have the shop do a smoke test to find out exactly where the leak is. I did my own (using a stinky cigar ) and located a leak at the intake manifold gasket. Replaced it a couple months ago & everything's good.
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