All right, I'm the dumbass. It was raining like hell and I decide to drive through a flooded street. It started out fine, with water spraying off to the sides, all cool-like, but then it got to be maybe about a foot deep. Then some water splashed onto the hood, so I slowed down and kept going. I get through the low area, and seconds later my CHECK ENGINE light comes on. I made it out safe, but it was certainly an unnecessary move.
Since then my car has aired out, but the damn light is still on. Can anyone point me to the possible problem?
I didn't think water could harm my car, since I often spray off the engine, and pelt the radiator to get the bugs off.
Be careful with doing that, if the engine's really hot and splashing cold water on it like that can cause the metal to fracture or at least weaken. This is how you get a cracked block. I drove through some flood waters once before, excpet it turned out to be sewage ridden water..... Eww.
Originally posted by El Presidente@Jul 5 2004, 06:34 PM d3ity, as far as I know it works on any OBDI bmw.
That is too cool. First I read about the M3 SMG Easter egg and now this. Do most car companies hide features behind cryptic/fun access methods or is this basically just a BMW thing?
Of course, the only thing cool about it is the momentary excitement of finding something new; they could have just incorporated it into the OBC, taking advantage of the LED display and making things much simpler, too. o_O
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