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Old 04-07-2010, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation HELP! Check engine soon light???

Hey forum,
I'm new to werkz; I really need to know what this is...

Recently I was driving my 2009 328i Sedan automatic only 7800 miles (Its been only a year since I bought my car). I decided to finally break it in so I floored my vehicle. I was pretty low on gas, but the gas light hadn't come on yet (could go about 50miles) all of a sudden my car began to shake like it was going to stall out? The check engine soon light came on, as soon as I put gas in it the check engine light turned off, but I still feel like my car hasn't been running as smoothly as before I did what I did...

I haven't gotten an oil change yet since its every 15,000 that I get it, could it be that? I am bringing my car in later this week but I'm afraid to even drive it around now...could I have broken something when I floored it? It didn't even seem like I went that fast?...

PLEASE HELP

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Sounds to me like you could have gotten a little shot of water in the fuel or maybe the fuel pump lost suction for a second or so since you were low on fuel.
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Change the oil ASAP. It's a bit better not to run the fuel level very low since fuel covering the fuel pump keeps the pump cooler.
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Air in the fuel lines can be very hard on the fuel pump. I've run out of gas before the gas light has come on. That could be the culprit.
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2009 and 7800miles... you should still be under warranty
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