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johnkent1966

Bmw 318 2004 coupe advice needed

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Hi

car revs lumpy idles ok

put it in drive got down the road ladt drive EML light came on limp mode

code P1050 stored 

any ideas on what or where to start and fix

cheers john 

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First port of call should be to get the fault codes read using specific BMW diagnostic equipment, you will be able to get much deeper into the issue.

I'm guessing you had the fault codes read with a generic EOBD code reader?

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Agree with Ronnie the generic readers are just that, The INPA BMW ones are better, as I believe BMW only expose the bare minimum to the ODB2 Standard. From a quick google there seems to be lots of coverage of this, but in the main EMLs are Lambda / O2 Senor related, and this can affect running, but limp home may indicate something more sinister. Before spending money cashing you tail, BMW used to charge a 1/2 hour or 1 hour labour to do a diagnosis, so might be worth a try.

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