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Old 04-19-2013, 09:56 PM
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Hi All,

Firstly, I filled my car up with Premium 98 yesterday. I was travelling on cruise control at 100km/h. I had travelled about 300km and then the engine warning light displayed. It is not flashing and it is not red. I had driven approx. 100km after this light displayed.

I immediately took it to a BMW Authorised Repairer today, as it was 1:00am when I arrived at my destination. They advised me that the vehicle's sensors were defunct and as such my vehicle is running lean (not enough fuel being used). This therefore has caused the combustion chamber to heat up further than what the desired temperature is.

The repairer has not provided much information. So my questions are:

1. Am I still able to drive the vehicle around? Not on a trip of course.

2. What am I looking at regarding repairs, etc?

Your assistance would be highly valued and appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 PM
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Firstly, I filled my car up with Premium 98 yesterday. I was travelling on cruise control at 100km/h. I had travelled about 300km and then the engine warning light displayed. It is not flashing and it is not red. I had driven approx. 100km after this light displayed.

I immediately took it to a BMW Authorised Repairer today, as it was 1:00am when I arrived at my destination. They advised me that the vehicle's sensors were defunct and as such my vehicle is running lean (not enough fuel being used). This therefore has caused the combustion chamber to heat up further than what the desired temperature is.

The repairer has not provided much information. So my questions are:

1. Am I still able to drive the vehicle around? Not on a trip of course.

2. What am I looking at regarding repairs, etc?

Your assistance would be highly valued and appreciated.


Not red? Prob not a problem.

What repair? Don't know what caused the issue. Recommend: You obtain a readout of codes stored in vehicle's memory - post image of report here!

How did the car know cyl temp was high? Likely measuring spark voltage & amperage vs expected range. However, kindly ask the shop what sensor(s) detected the condition and how they detected it. Again, post here!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:15 AM
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Not red? Prob not a problem.

What repair? Don't know what caused the issue. Recommend: You obtain a readout of codes stored in vehicle's memory - post image of report here!

How did the car know cyl temp was high? Likely measuring spark voltage & amperage vs expected range. However, kindly ask the shop what sensor(s) detected the condition and how they detected it. Again, post here!
I appreciate your reply. As posted, I filled up with some extra fuel at a different service station. After taking it for a drive, the light has disappeared. Does that put me in the clear? Or could the problem just be masked?

In relation to the sensor, apparently there are two. One measuring post reading the other; prior reading. Apparently it was the former sensor.

Thanks again for your help!
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