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Old 09-10-2011, 10:03 PM
Nickel Nickel is offline
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Service engine soon light

Service engine soon light came on on my x5 2003 today. I was using mid grade gas instead of premium could that be the issue.? Checked filler cap ,was ok removed it and put it on again. I used to smell gasoline in garage sometimes dont know if filler used to be loose. Any advise what it is. Filled gas(mid grade) 3days ago wasn't driving much in those days.

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:19 PM
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Get a code read from Autozone

It shouldn't be the gas you have used and is probably coincidental to you using it. The gas smell in your garage should be checked on. If it is heavily concentrated do sooner rather than later, and park outside if possible. You may have a loos fitting on your fuel line or other. If it is that strong you should be able to bend down and possibly see it (use a flashlight).

The Autozone code that they can read for you may or may not help, but should provide helpful info if, in fact, it turns up a code. But start with simply looking under the car first.

Do you recall hitting any speed bumps or potholes as of late?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:22 PM
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No bumps or potholes. I'm in garage now no smell. Hmm

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:31 PM
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Ok-

The gas probably isn't an issue if you no longer smell it. You may want to move the car and check the floor beneath it for any spotting. As for the light once in a while your car may get moody. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be looked into. But if you have ever driven away with putting the cap on... or a million other things. . ..


also, did the light remain on or did it turn off eventually?

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:48 PM
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Light still on. Want to wait and see if it will turn off on its own after I readjusted it. Car runs ok no changes. Will try pr

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:50 PM
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Will try premium gas for couple fill ups before takin it to mechanic. Will try to avoid stealerships .

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:52 PM
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Readjusted cap. Sorry. I don't think its pipe or hose no leaks and no smell in garage now.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:06 AM
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Readjusted cap. Sorry. I don't think its pipe or hose no leaks and no smell in garage now.
The best thing you can do is to get the codes read. The light can illuminate for any variety of reasons. The code(s) will narrow down the possibilities.

As an FYI the SEL will extinguish on its own once the problem which set the light has been corrected. Typically whatever situation set the light will no automatically correct and you'll need to fix something.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:35 AM
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Just checked code for my service engine soon light. Code P 1447. Got same code at autozone they say its nothing just need to reset light after oil change. I changed oil around 700 miles ago like 1.5mo. Mechanic got same code and says is coil. And it can cost up to 500 to replace on x5. Any ideas folks is it just vapor or more or what... I took pic of that comp reading I will try to add it...

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Old 09-12-2011, 10:45 AM
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This is what it says in scaner for code P1447 diagnostic module tank leakage(DM-TL)pump current too high during switching solenoid test. Any ideas. I dont smell gas in garage anymore or vapor. Can I just take it in and just reset that light at the place where I had oil change. Or do I need to believe mechanic and did coil for 500 . I would hate to do that. Please help

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