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Old 12-10-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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EML Light on Please Help!!

I was on the highway today going to work and the EML turned on and the car started bogging, basically feeling a huge loss of power, other symptoms included not being able to go over 80kmph when I revved it up it, the gas pedal no longer worked until i restarted the car. Iv done some research apparently its in limp mode, can anyone confirm that? Also I read it may be the butterfly valve stuck so I'm going to go clean that now. Can anything else be causing all of this? I also noticed within 2300-2600RPM the car runs smoothly at around 70km per hour. Should I take it to BMW dealership or can i fix it myself? I have a 2000 BMW 323I

Please any help would be appreciated

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Old 12-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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really, no techi's here?
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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I think it might be your MAF. Easy to replace, but not cheap.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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Is it possible to clean it? Can I use a harsh chemical like brake cleaner or parts cleaner?
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #5
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Just get it scanned man, your ideas are scaring me. Find out what is wrong then decide on a remedy.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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Get it scanned like Jay said.


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_..._on_a_bmw_mean

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The "EML" warning light in a BMW indicates a problem with the "drive by wire" throttle control system."
"EML" is an acronym for "Elektronische Motorleistungsregelung". Loosely translated from the original German for the BMW owner means Electrionic Engine Power Control.
"EML" is BMW's system name for electronic throttle management. The "EML" system, in it's most basic sense consists of an accelerator pedal (with an electronic position sensor), a computer module (usu. integrated with the main engine computer), and an EDK (Elektronische Drosselklappe or Electronic throttle valve). The EDK is also known as a "drive by wire" throttle. "EDK" throttles use a computer controlled stepper motor rather than a purely mechanical linkage (usu. metal cable attached directly to the accelerator pedal) to control the opening and closing of the throttle plate.
"Drive by wire" throttles are very common on modern vehicles starting in the late nineties up through the present day. "Drive by wire" technology enables very precise throttle control to improve drivability and vehicle emissions, as well as many convenience features like electronic cruise control, traction control & stability control.
BMW first implemented "drive by wire" in very limited quantities on the most expensive & sophistocated BMW models starting in 1988.
The latest generation of advanced vehicle features to take advandage of "drive by wire" technology are radar guided cruise control, accident avoidance control, autonomous-driving, and autonomous-parking systems.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
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might be a cam position sensor, they are common to fail... but as everyone above said, get it scanned, otherwise 100 problems could be guessed
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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ok thanks guys, let you know what happens tomorrow, cleaning the throttle body did'nt do anything, this is a real bummer.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:44 AM   #9
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Good luck man, that does not sound like fun.....
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:49 PM   #10
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might be, could be, probably be, is....

these are things you will find on internet boards, as Jay says start with a read of codes. A good mech will clear all the codes first then see what codes come back. There could be old ones stored in there to confuse things.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #11
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got a call yesterday saying there was a rip in the intake boot. (27$ part)
they told me that I was up to 530$ plus tax and they still haven't found the cause.

Today, a lady called me saying they have found the solution, but are not 100% sure that it will fix the car. Apparently its a Throttle Body Wiring Harness as to my recollection. The total cost now is 1590.00 plus taxes.
I should find out tomorrow if it fixed the problem, or if further work is needed.

Any comments or concerns would be appreciated.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:40 AM   #12
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Dude. Where the hell did you take your car?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:51 AM   #13
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yea, where did you take it?? I would pull it out of that place a.s.a.p and go to one of our sponsor shops.
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We told you to get it scanned, not to get some random shop to randomly start changing parts.

All you needed was for them to tell you. XXXXX is the Code.
XXXXX is what WE THINK will fix it.
IF they don't work on bmws much, what THEY THINK, is meaningless and you should look into the fixes yourself.

I wouldn't let anyone fix something that they weren't sure was the problem, they obviously don't know what they are doing and you shouldn't be paying for it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #15
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Easy t-Dot, I highly doubt anyone knows BMW's better, than Ajax BMW where I took it. There were 19 faults codes, they started fixing the one that was most possible. Apparently the problem is fixed, they said it was the engine harness. If I did get the codes read by obd2 I wouldnt know where to start.
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