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Check engine shows up when first start up n goes away?(98 540i)

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I started my car this morning and had a check engine and it went away as soon as i got out in the street. What could that be?
Thanks:sly:

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Only one way to find out: get a code reader and check for stored codes in the OBDII.
Q: What could that be?
A: I'd say most likely one of these:
What could that be?
  • "ECU: GS 8.60.4,Engine: M54,Transmission: 5HP19,from 01.09.01 (Sep 1 2001) till 31.08.02 (Aug 31 2002)",,,
    • PCode,BMW,PCODE,
    • P0709,60,Transmission Range Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent,
    • P0715,33,Input/Turbine Speed Sensor 'A' Circuit,
    • P0716,33,Input/Turbine Speed Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance,
    • P0720,32,Output Speed Sensor Circuit,
    • P0721,59,Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance,
    • P0731,50,Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio,
    • P0732,52,Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio,
    • P0733,53,Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio,
    • P0734,54,Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio,
    • P0735,55,Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio,
    • P0740,4,Torque Converter Clutch Circuit/Open,
    • P0741,48,Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off,
    • P0745,1,Pressure Control Solenoid 'A',
    • P0750,16,Shift Solenoid 'A',
    • P0751,16,Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off,
    • P0752,16,Shift Solenoid 'A' Stuck On,
    • P0753,16,Shift Solenoid 'A' Electrical,
    • P0755,17,Shift Solenoid 'B',
    • P0756,17,Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off,
    • P0757,17,Shift Solenoid 'B' Stuck On,
    • P0758,17,Shift Solenoid 'B' Electrical,
    • P0760,18,Shift Solenoid 'C',
    • P0761,18,Shift Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck Off,
    • P0762,18,Shift Solenoid 'C' Stuck On,
    • P0763,18,Shift Solenoid 'C' Electrical,
    • P0775,2,Pressure Control Solenoid 'B',
    • P0782,57,2-3 Shift,
    • P0783,58,3-4 Shift,
    • P0795,3,Pressure Control Solenoid 'C',
    • P1700,62,Double Error Output Speed and Inpu/Turbine Speed,
    • P1719,144,CAN Version Error,
    • P1720,129,CAN Timeout Control Module,
    • P1731,51,Gear 1 manual Incorrect Ratio,
    • P1747,128,CAN-Bus Monitoring,
    • P1761,19,Shiftlock Solenoid,
    • P1762,19,Shiftlock Solenoid High Input,
    • P1763,19,Shiftlock Solenoid Low Input,
    • P1764,19,Shiftlock Solenoid Open Circuit,
    • P1765,147,CAN Throttle Valve,
    • P1791,81,Internal Transmission Control Module Memory Checksum/EEPROM Error,
    • P1792,82,Internal Transmission Control Module Watchdog Error,
    • P1794,80,Internal Transmission Control Module Memory Checksum Error,
    • P1831,1,Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Circuit High,
    • P1832,2,Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Circuit High,
    • P1833,3,Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Circuit High,
    • P1834,4,Pressure Control Solenoid 'D' Circuit High,
    • P1841,1,Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Circuit Low,
    • P1842,2,Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Circuit Low,
    • P1843,3,Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Circuit Low,
    • P1844,4,Pressure Control Solenoid 'D' Circuit Low,
    • P1882,57,2-3 Shift Circuit High,
    • P1883,58,3-4 Shift Circuit High,
    • P1889,96,System Voltage - Electrical,
    • P1892,96,System Voltage Low Input,
    • P1893,83,Supply Voltage Pressure Control Solenoid/Shift Solenoid Circuit High,
    • P1894,83,Supply Voltage Pressure Control Solenoid/Shift Solenoid Circuit Low,
    • P1895,83,Supply Voltage Pressure Control Solenoid/Shift Solenoid No Signal,
  • "ECU: MS43,Engine: M54, from 01.09.01 (Sep 1 2001) till 31.08.02 (Aug 31 2002)",,,
    • PCode,BMW,#PCODE,
    • P0011,103,'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1),
    • P0012,105,'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1),
    • P0014,104,'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1),
    • P0015,106,'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1),
    • P0030,25,HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0031,25,HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0032,25,HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0036,79,HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0037,79,HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0038,79,HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0050,55,HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0051,55,HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0052,55,HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0056,61,HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0057,61,HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0058,61,HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0101,149,Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance,
    • P0102,8,Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input,
    • P0103,8,Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input,
    • P0107,197,Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input,
    • P0108,197,Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input,
    • P0112,14,Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit Low,
    • P0113,14,Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit High,
    • P0117,10,Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low,
    • P0118,10,Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High,
    • P0121,118,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Range/Performance,
    • P0122,112,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Low,
    • P0123,112,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit High,
    • P0125,222,Insufficient Coolant Temperature for Closed Loop Fuel Control,
    • P0128,168,Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature),
    • P0131,150,O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0132,150,O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0133,229,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0134,150,O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0135,188,O2 Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P0137,152,O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0138,152,O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0140,152,O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0141,190,O2 Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P0151,151,O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0152,151,O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0153,230,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0154,151,O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0155,189,O2 Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P0157,153,O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0158,153,O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0160,153,O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0161,191,O2 Sensor Heater Circuit (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P0171,227,System Too Lean (Bank 1),
    • P0172,227,System Too Rich (Bank 1),
    • P0174,228,System Too Lean (Bank 2),
    • P0175,228,System Too Rich (Bank 2),
    • P0197,122,Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Low,
    • P0198,122,Engine Oil Temperature Sensor High,
    • P0201,6,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 1,
    • P0202,5,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 2,
    • P0203,22,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 3,
    • P0204,24,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 4,
    • P0205,33,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 5,
    • P0206,23,Injector Circuit/Open - Cylinder 6,
    • P0221,119,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit Range/Performance,
    • P0222,113,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit Low,
    • P0223,113,Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit High,
    • P0261,6,Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0262,6,Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0264,5,Cylinder 2 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0265,5,Cylinder 2 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0267,22,Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0268,22,Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0270,24,Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0271,24,Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0273,33,Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0274,33,Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0276,23,Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit Low,
    • P0277,23,Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit High,
    • P0301,238,Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected,
    • P0302,239,Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected,
    • P0303,240,Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected,
    • P0304,241,Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected,
    • P0305,242,Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected,
    • P0306,243,Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected,
    • P0313,238,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0313,239,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0313,240,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0313,241,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0313,242,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0313,243,Misfire Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P0327,57,Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Low (Bank 1 or Single Sensor),
    • P0332,59,Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low (Bank 2),
    • P0335,83,Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit,
    • P0339,83,Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent,
    • P0340,65,Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit (Bank 1 or Single Sensor),
    • P0344,65,Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent (Bank 1 or Single Sensor),
    • P0365,18,Camshaft Position Sensor 'B' Circuit (Bank 1),
    • P0369,18,Camshaft Position Sensor 'B' Circuit Intermittent (Bank 1),
    • P0413,62,Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve A Circuit Open,
    • P0414,62,Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve A Circuit Shorted,
    • P0420,233,Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1),
    • P0430,234,Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2),
    • P0441,250,Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow,
    • P0443,68,Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit,
    • P0444,68,Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open,
    • P0445,68,Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted,
    • P0455,143,Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (large leak),
    • P0456,143,Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (very small leak),
    • P0491,245,Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow (Bank 1),
    • P0492,246,Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow (Bank 2),
    • P0500,214,Vehicle Speed Sensor 'A',
    • P0505,204,Idle Air Control System,
    • P0600,217,Serial Communication Link,
    • P0604,100,Internal Control Module Random Access Memory (RAM) Error,
    • P1083,202,Fuel Control Limit Mixture Too Lean (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P1084,202,Fuel Control Limit Mixture Too Rich (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P1085,203,Fuel Control Limit Mixture Too Lean (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P1086,203,Fuel Control Limit Mixture Too Rich (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P1087,229,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response in Lean Control Range (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P1088,229,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response in Rich Control Range (Bank 1 Sensor 1),
    • P1089,230,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response in Lean Control Range (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P1090,235,Pre Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1),
    • P1091,236,Pre Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 2),
    • P1092,235,Pre Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich (Bank 1),
    • P1093,236,Pre Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich (Bank 2),
    • P1094,230,O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response in Rich Control Range (Bank 2 Sensor 1),
    • P1111,11,Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Radiator Outlet Low Input,
    • P1112,11,Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Radiator Outlet High Input,
    • P1120,114,Pedal Position Sensor Circuit,
    • P1121,117,Pedal Position Sensor 1 Range/Performance Problem,
    • P1122,110,Pedal Position Sensor 1 Low Input,
    • P1123,110,Pedal Position Sensor 1 High Input,
    • P1143,215,O2 Sensor Activity Check Signal Too High (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P1144,215,O2 Sensor Activity Check Signal Too Low (Bank 1 Sensor 2),
    • P1149,216,O2 Sensor Avtivity Check Signal Too High (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P1150,216,O2 Sensor Activity Check Signal Too Low (Bank 2 Sensor 2),
    • P1171,196,Ambient Pressure Sensor Variant Recognition Value in Boot Range Implausible,
    • P1172,196,Ambient Pressure Sensor Variant Recognition Error Value Stored in Boot Range,
    • P1173,196,Ambient Pressure Sensor Variant Recognition Learning Failed,
    • P1222,111,Pedal Position Sensor 2 Low Input,
    • P1223,111,Pedal Position Sensor 2 High Input,
    • P1314,202,Fuel Mixture Deviation Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P1314,203,Fuel Mixture Deviation Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P1314,227,Fuel Mixture Deviation Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P1314,228,Fuel Mixture Deviation Detected with Low Fuel,
    • P1342,238,Misfire During Start Cylinder 1,
    • P1343,238,Misfire Cylinder 1 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1344,239,Misfire During Start Cylinder 2,
    • P1345,239,Misfire Cylinder 2 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1346,240,Misfire During Start Cylinder 3,
    • P1347,240,Misfire Cylinder 3 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1348,241,Misfire During Start Cylinder 4,
    • P1349,241,Misfire Cylinder 4 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1350,242,Misfire during Start Cylinder 5,
    • P1351,242,Misfire Cylinder 5 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1352,243,Misfire during Start Cylinder 6,
    • P1353,243,Misfire Cylinder 6 with Fuel Cut-Off,
    • P1413,35,Secondary Air Injection Pump Relay Control Sircuit Signal Low,
    • P1414,35,Secondary Air Injection Pump Relay Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1445,140,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Pump Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1446,140,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Pump Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1447,142,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Pump Current Too High during Switching Solenoid Test,
    • P1448,142,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Pump Current Too Low,
    • P1449,142,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Pump Current Too High,
    • P1451,126,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Switching Solenoid Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1452,126,Diagnostic Module Tank Leakage (DM-TL) Switching Solenoid Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1500,211,Idle-Speed Control Valve Stuck Open,
    • P1501,211,Idle-Speed Control Valve Stuck Closed,
    • P1502,27,Idle-Speed Control Valve Closing Solenoid Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1503,27,Idle-Speed Control Valve Closing Solenoid Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1504,27,Idle-Speed Control Valve Closing Solenoid Control Open Circuit,
    • P1506,53,Idle-Speed Control Valve Opening Solenoid Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1507,53,Idle-Speed Control Valve Opening Solenoid Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1508,53,Idle-Speed Control Valve Opening Solenoid Control Open Circuit,
    • P1512,124,DISA (Differentiated Intake Manifold) Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1513,124,DISA (Differentiated Intake Manifold) Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1523,21,'A' Camshaft Position Actuator Signal Low (Bank 1) NOTE: See M52 differences!,
      • P1523,21,(M52: 'B' Camshaft Position Actuator Tight or Jammed),
    • P1524,21,'A' Camshaft Position Actuator Control Circuit Signal High (Bank 1),
    • P1525,21,'A' Camshaft Position Actuator Control Open Circuit (Bank 1),
    • P1529,19,'B' Camshaft Position Actuator Control Circuit Signal Low (Bank 1),
    • P1530,19,'B' Camshaft Position Actuator Control Circuit Signal High (Bank 1) NOTE: See S54 differences!,
      • P1530,19, (S54 to 09/00: Throttle Valve Position Control,Control Deviation)
    • P1531,19,'B' Camshaft Position Actuator Control Open Circuit (Bank 1),
    • P1602,48,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,58,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,63,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,66,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,67,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,70,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,71,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1602,72,Control Module Self-Test,Control Module Defective
    • P1603,49,Control Module Self-Test,Torque Monitoring
    • P1604,50,Control Module Self-Test,Speed Monitoring
    • P1619,123,Map Cooling Thermostat Control Circuit Signal Low,
    • P1620,123,Map Cooling Thermostat Control Circuit Signal High,
    • P1624,146,Pedal Position Sensor Potentiometer Supply Channel 1 Electrical ,
      • P1624,146,(M52: Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)),
    • P1625,147,Pedal Position Sensor Potentiometer Supply Channel 2 Electrical,
    • P1632,115,Throttle Valve Adaptation Conditions Not Met,
    • P1633,115,Throttle Valve Adaptation Limp-Home Position Unknown,
    • P1634,115,Throttle Valve Adaptation Spring Test Failed,
    • P1635,115,Throttle Valve Adaptation Lower Mechanical Stop not Adapted,
    • P1636,109,Throttle Valve Control Circuit,
    • P1637,162,Throttle Valve Position Control,Control Deviation
    • P1638,160,Throttle Valve Position Control Throttle Stuck Temporarily,
    • P1639,161,Throttle Valve Position Control Throttle Stuck Permanently,
    • P1675,135,Throttle Valve Actuator Start Test Re-Adaptation Required,
    • P1694,136,Throttle Valve Actuator Start Test Spring Test and Limp-Home Position Failed,
    • P2096,225,Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1),
    • P2098,226,Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 2),
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