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IMMISIONS LIGHT STAYING ON ALL THE TIME, CAR IS 10 YEAR OLD

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IMMISIONS LIGHT STAYING ON ALL THE TIME, CAR IS 10 YEAR OLD bmw x3
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.

Hi..

 

Hopefully i can help..

 

What engine size / fuel type does it have?

 

 

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


petrol - 2.5 engine ( engine size a guess its my daughters car and she is not here at moment )

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Its now 19.13 no response from you after Ive informed you of info you asked for ie petrol and definately a 2.5 engine.


Your response is very slow.


Please respond

Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.

Hi..there thanks for your reply..sorry had a system internet issue and couldnt get access..

 

Ok..the warning will means the ecu has detected a fault with emissions control system - this means the exhaust gases which a re montiored by the oxygen lambda sensors on the exhaust are out of tolerance - this means you either have a ignition missfire / air intake leak / a fault with the mentioned lambda sensors not reading correctly or the cat converter itself has failed..if at any point you do face a problem like this is best to have the vehicle scanned first .dagnostically as there will be fault codes logged seeing as the warning is on.any good garage would perform such a test to diagnose first what the ecu is seeing as fault and then make checks based on those results you get..especially with cars not often used you may find the most common fault will be with the lambda sensors on the exhaust system..you could of course try a fuel injector cleaner in the fuel tank and give the car good long run on the motor way provided the engine is missfiring etc..so as above the best advice is to have it scanned first..i do hope this helps. apologies again for the delay

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE ADVICE, THE CAR IS NEEDED 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR MY DAUGHTER TO GET TO WORK AND SO WILL GET IT TO A GARAGE FOR A DIAGNOSTIC ON MONDAY.

Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.
Hi..there..thats no problem..glad to help

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