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Bmw z3 eml light

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by Jlp, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Jlp

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    Eml light on bmw z3 got code read by mechanic came up as thermostat fault changed that went for drive came on again but found crack case breather pipe disconnected reconnected it will eml light reset itself or will it need to be reset by obd tool :(
     
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  3. Jlp

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    Does anybody know if eml light will switch its self off after so many start ups now problem is rectified
     
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    As far as I'm aware you need to clear the code otherwise the light will stay on.
     
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    If it's like mine when the cam sensor failed it will need to be cleared.

    Tony.

    ps. I'm sorry, I saw this earlier and clean forgot to come back and reply.:(
     
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    Knew you would be able to answer the question :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jlp

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    Ok thanks lads she's driving fine no probs at all with z3 but that bloody eml is on and it's right in your face when your driving my mechanics on holiday this week so taking it next Monday to have light reset changed thermostat housing which was code that came up and it's come back on agian my mechanic recons it's a wiring fault and is gonna have look Monday hope he sorts it
     
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  8. Jlp

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    Can anyone suggest a half decent code reader for a z3 x reg 2000 plate 1.9 8v and one that will reset eml and other warning lights thanks jay
     
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    Thanks have got adaptor cable just need reader thanks
     
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    Hi does anybody know of an exhaust system supplier poss stainless steel for my z3 she's a 1.9 8v and I'm in the Bolton area near gtr Manchester thanks jay
     
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    If you are after stainless then google Longlife exhausts and you should be able to find a supplier/franchisee in your area. You can then discuss requirements with them and that can tailor it to suit your `sound' needs. Another one is Cobra who are based in Sheffield
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    Just ordered this on your suggestion. Bought a different unit to use with my computer but the lap top is too old so will give this a try! JIM
     
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    Thanks for advice everyone ordered a c110 code reader off eBay pluged it in to z came up with p0170 code and I found a crankcase breather pipe disconnected sorted that and erased codes eml light not come back on for 2days think I've cracked it code reader well worth it £36 on eBay happy daze
     
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    @Jlp glad it's worked out ok. It's an easy unit to use too.
     
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    I hope so, I just bought one too!! JIM
     
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    Gonna get bodywork sorted and stick a stainless steel exhaust on her and put a piper cross air panel filter on her then she will be awesome
     
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    Does anyone know what problem could be eml light came on again on z3 same code again code reads as ab check fuel supply (euIII p0170) been ok since reset 5days ago car drives fine and I've just reset it looked on line and other people are saying vacuum leak or maf sensor or fuel pump any ideas
     
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    @Jlp, have a read of this .

    Potential causes include a vacuum leak, unmetered air leaks Fuel saturated engine oil Leak in turbo air charge hoses (if equipped) Possibly bad O2 sensor (If Mercedes, may require adaptation with M-Benz compatible scan tool.) Oil contamination in MAF connector or O2 sensor connectors. Also check ignition coils, cam and crank sensors, and oil sensor for leakage contributing to oil intrusion in wiring harness. Defective MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor (especially on Mercedez-Benz and other European autos. There are a lot of problems with aftermarket MAF sensors.) Defective fuel pressure regulator Leaking camshaft adjuster solenoids (Mercedes-Benz).

    Tony.