MY SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON 3 DAYS AGO I GOT...

  • Tiny
  • jay82
  • 2001 BMW 530i
  • 122,000 miles

My service engine light came on 3 days ago I got it checked they said I needed a tune up, I got the tune up done but now it seems like I have a hole in my fuel tank I put gas in my car 2001 bmw 530i it read that I have 188miles to empty I live about a mile away from the gas station, when I got home the read that I have 169 miles left can someone please explain to me what is going on. And the service light is back on

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 AT 11:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Codes dont tell you you need anything.

Lets start with the code.

Roy

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013 AT 11:51 PM
  • Tiny
  • jay82
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What does misfire with fuel vut off mean. I got the misfire part but I have to manually turn the fuel back on?

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:05 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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No miss fires can come from lean mixture, vacuum leaks, plugs/coils among a few.

Thats why I need the code to give you a direction.

Roy

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:23 AM
  • Tiny
  • jay82
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Have 7 codes. P1345, p0300, p1620, p0171, p0174, p0313, p1347

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:29 AM
  • Tiny
  • jay82
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Spark plugs where changed but not coils

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:30 AM
  • Tiny
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1345 and 1347 are missfire codes with cat overheating and possible failure.

1620 is not listed

171,174 are lean codes

313 is a missfire in the first 1000 rpm and that is a coil.

300 is a random missfire

you did the plugs but there is a lot more.

Compression test, vacuum leaks, clogged injectors, coils, mass air flow are among some of the possible issues

Roy

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:41 AM
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Sense the codes don't tell exactly what the problem is where can I have the car fully looked at other then bmw I live in new jersey

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:48 AM
  • Tiny
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On a bmw, I suggest the dealer

Roy

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:49 AM
  • Tiny
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Ok thank you roy for the information. I guess i'll call bmw to make an appointment.

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:52 AM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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The issue could involve replacement of the PCV plate etc.
What has been done so far?

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 7:14 AM

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