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Old 04-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1999 328i check engine warning light

Hi I'm a new owner of a 1999 328i and new to this forum. I just had my thermostat, upper radiator hose, and expansion tank replaced. When I picked it up I went straight to gas station to put gas then soon after the check engine warning light lit up.

I asked the previous owner and he said that it usually lights up after a diagnosis and should turn off after running certain number of miles. Is his statement true or should I be more concerned?
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Bimmerwerkz.

I hope other then the CEL your enjoying your new E36.

As for the CEL, they are normally emissions related when you dont feel or notice anything else wrong. Its illuminated because a sensor has sent a Diagnostic Trouble Code to the Computer telling it something is wrong that needs the drivers attention. Only way to tell for sure is to get the OBD system scanned for the codes. With the OBD-II system the codes will give you a good idea of what is wrong and we can help you to diagnose and fix it. Most auto parts stores will do this for free. I do recommend getting it scanned as soon as you can.
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Hi! Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm excited and curious to know more about bimmers and to be a part of this forum! Yes I am enjoying my new ride (it's an e46 by the way). Quite impressed with the engine response and handling.

Thank you so much for the CEL info.! I get varied results when I google search. My gf had the same thing happen with her honda CRV and her manual says its emissions related or the fuel tank cap wasn't closed tightly. There's an autozone close to where I live and I will follow your advice and have it scanned ASAP and post the results
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