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#1 (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 10:50 AM
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I just bought a 318i 1998, the check engine light is on, I read in the owners manual that it's got something to do with the exhaust. Do I need to take it to a shop? Is there anything I can do myself?
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probably your O2 sensor, and welcome to the forums

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welcome aboard, this is THE best bmw forum site you will find...real nice bunch here! BTW, that is probably your 02 sensor like he said, mine did it and I replaced it, I got my Bosch 02 sensor with the connector for like 62 bucks...Installed it myself, not hard..Fixed the problem!

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another quick thing to check is make sure your gas cap is on tightly.

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Thanks for the reply's. If it is the O2 sensor, where can I buy one and how do I fix it? Thanks again for the help
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