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Old 02-14-2011, 04:46 PM
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Question "Engine Light/Image" Came On...

SO the weird thing is... The icon is NOT listed in my manual???

I use Super and just had a Oil Change @ 3months ago. No knocking or loss of power, etc. Drives and feels normal.

Of course I can take it to dealer, but typically this means exhaust issues or loose gas cap on other cars .
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Bizarre the picture/icon is not in my manual....
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was it check engine light ?
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:49 PM
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Okay seriously...

Nobody????
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:16 PM
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Did it go away? Take a picture of the icon.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:23 AM
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Take a look at your coolant cap.... It happens the same to me every time I refill it with coolant. After some days, the engine symbol ussually dissapears.... Hope it works for you
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:41 AM
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Take a look at your coolant cap.... It happens the same to me every time I refill it with coolant. After some days, the engine symbol ussually dissapears.... Hope it works for you
Thanks will give that a try. Truly shocked this is such a rare occurrence....?
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Whats the symbol bro?? I havent moved my 750 in like 3 weeks... hope it starts..
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You know whats funny, is when it was cold ass shyt, my car sat over A week too! But when I drove it the first couple days, no lights.
The symbol is a "engine photo". Also usually if theres a problem like oil, air, light blown, etc, it will show up in iDrive/Settings Car Data. But everything says OK.
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It's listed in the manual in an obscure place. I spent an hour looking for it a couple of weeks ago. It's supposedly is for Canadian models and indicates an emmissions failure. Actually took my car in for this and the brake recall. They changed out the crankcase breathers, then the a gas vent breather....yesterday the light came back on. Taking car in for oil change next week and will let the dealer look at this again.
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You know whats funny, is when it was cold ass shyt, my car sat over A week too! But when I drove it the first couple days, no lights.
The symbol is a "engine photo". Also usually if theres a problem like oil, air, light blown, etc, it will show up in iDrive/Settings Car Data. But everything says OK.
If Idrive doesn't show information and the car drives fine it's a software issue mostly,bet if you go the dealer they will clear the error and end up finding there's nothing wrong with the car,my car like's to give me the error rear left passenger airbag fault once in a while dealer cleares the code and check if somethings wrong every time but they can't find anything that's the only issue i have once in a while
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It's weird because usually North American cars use "CHECK ENGINE" as the actual indicator. And it usually means emissions, exhaust, or similar.
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It's weird because usually North American cars use "CHECK ENGINE" as the actual indicator. And it usually means emissions, exhaust, or similar.
couldn't it be a sensor are a lambdasonde
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It's listed in the manual in an obscure place. I spent an hour looking for it a couple of weeks ago. It's supposedly is for Canadian models and indicates an emmissions failure. Actually took my car in for this and the brake recall. They changed out the crankcase breathers, then the a gas vent breather....yesterday the light came back on. Taking car in for oil change next week and will let the dealer look at this again.
where exactly?
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I'll check the book when I get home this evening and post the page number
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Also read this thread carefully TXStyle a BMW Techguy is explaining to a member who got's the same problem you experience at the moment, Bimmer8604 is his name read is answers maybe they help good luck man http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1377169
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I had the same thing going on with my '06 750LI in Dec/2010. My dealer reset the light and it went away for a couple of weeks and came back again. They ended up replacing the vacumm hose and it's been good for over a month. It cost about $600 to replace the dame hose (Parts were less than $50). I need to find a good mechanic in my area because it's getting little expensive to maintain my car. Last night my dealer called and told me about an engine leak they discovered when they worked on it last month and will need to replace the vacumm pump. It will be $700-800 to replace the vacumm pump. I told the customer relations that they should've informed me about the leak when I had the hose replaced a month ago...
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I spoke to my former SA who relocated since I know he will shoot me straight. He say what I thought: Possible loose gas cap (# 1 reason) followed by emissions issue, most likely a thermostat. I have tightened it and will see later on when I have to drive. Otherwise, I will drop off at service since car is CPO.
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It's on page 212 of the 2008 Owners manual in the maintenance section. Says it's used when an emission fault is detected on Canadian models.....
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It's on page 212 of the 2008 Owners manual in the maintenance section. Says it's used when an emission fault is detected on Canadian models.....
Thank you very much my man. I see you are a new poster here... Welcome!
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Take a look at your coolant cap.... It happens the same to me every time I refill it with coolant. After some days, the engine symbol ussually dissapears.... Hope it works for you
Don't forget this.... I think it's worth the try....
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Well after having the car in three times for the Check Engine light it looks like they finally fixd it. Last time they changed the fuel tank vent valve. This time the repair was "connected fuel vent valve connector" So much for fixing it right the first time....
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Mine ended up being a outside thermastat wire.
Found out many things can set it off.
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