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Old 04-06-2020, 09:09 PM
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SES light -vs-CELight

What’s the difference between a service Engine Soon light and check engine light...I assumed it was a matter of BMW terminology?

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That's it, just Bavarian mystification. The both translate to " come to the dealer and empty bank account"
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So you know the story behind ass.u.me :

Here's the real answer...
https://www.yourmechanic.com/questio...-light-by-zach

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Here's the real answer...
https://www.yourmechanic.com/questio...-light-by-zach

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Yet more internet garbage being recycled as fact. BMW thought to include this handy stack of books, called the owners manual, that outlines the difference, and is the opposite of the explanation provided.

Page 12 identifies SES as "service engine soon." Pages 38 & 106 then state: "the warning lamp lights up. Exhaust values are deteriorating. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible. Under certain conditions, the indicator will flash. This indicates a serious rate of engine misfire. When this occurs, you should reduce speed and consult the nearest BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Center as soon as possible. Severe engine misfire even for only a short period of time can seriously damage emission control components, especially the catalytic converter." At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter: light comes on, turn it off (by fixing the cause, not clearing the code).

I've attached that manual. I also particularly enjoy the warning on DSC, blunt and matter-of-fact in true Teutonic tradition: "The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even with DSC. An appropriate driving style always remains the responsibility of the driver. Do not squander the additional margin of safety by driving dangerously; otherwise, you run the risk of causing an accident."
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Great thanks for that contradiction along with the substantiation. I'll consult the manual. Needed that...

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