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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
has anyone experienced this code with an oil change. I have serviced the oil on several occasions using Mobil 1 Syn 5/30. Never had a code appear. The last oil service was performed at a lube place and 10/30 Mobil 1 Syn was used. Being a Vanos system could thi... Trouble codes: 18 (manufacture specific exhaust camshaft sensor), 1397 (Non manufacture exhaust camshaft sensor)
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Misfire, MULTIPLE MISFIRE VIN: SAJNX2743T
i just did a head gasket on it (for an oil leak ran fine just leaked some oil) started it up ran fine for about 10 sec know it misfires at idle or in gear worst at idle in park found a vac leak at 2 injector rings fixed that my buddies scanner does not give an... Trouble codes: P1316 (multiple misfire dealer specific)
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L traction control VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Help Mercedes Techs... I have a traction control system trying to activate from a dead stop, in forward or reverse on strait dry pavement. It feels like a "shutter" in the left front wheel, and twice the ABS has tried to activate. The traction "slip" warning (...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C81
This came in with the MIL on and has a severe hesitation on a normal or hard acceleration. It had misfire codes so we tuned it up. No improvement. It also has a code for the turbo bypass valve so we tried another. It still hesitates and sets the code the first... Trouble codes: P1200, P0303

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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L 1-2 Cold Shift VIN: WBACG8328V
I would like to thank all who responded.It seems to be unanamous that this condition is a programmed one that gets the car into closed loop operation faster,per service information that is available.The interval for this operation is so short that it all makes...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Top, A/C, Warning lights VIN: WBABK7324W
This one was odd. It was actually 3 different problems. The top was a loose microswitch. The A/C was a bad control head. The dash was a bad connection at the fuse box. Thanks for the ideas...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L burned VIN: WBAGH834XY
thanks to everyone who replied. once you got me on the right track we were able to find a tsb on the electronic thermosta shorting out. due to the amount of damage & since insurance was paying for it we elected to send it to dealer. it needed engine harness,tr...
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