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      02-05-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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BMW 330i - Service Engine Soon light on/off - Help

Hi Guys,

Just need your advice here. I drive a 330i BMW E90 from 2006 with 90k miles and the Service Engine Soon light comes on - I drive it for a day or two and it turns off and usually comes on again a week later... etc. I checked my issue online and brought the car to the local dealer, they said nothing is wrong with the car, no services due, and they cleared all error codes and a day later the SES light comes on again.

The car behaves normally, no shaking, no power loss, just the stupid engine service soon light that comes on and goes off occasionally. I asked them the "error" codes and they gave me this number.

"d1130_b0000000_04_901"

No help for me yet... but maybe you can crack the case. My only guess is that it could be an occasional engine misfire? I haven't replaced the sparkplugs since 2009.

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      02-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Fellow board members - I would welcome any ideas! :-)
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Which indicator?

Do you have a BT tool or know someone with one? A quick scan will tell all.
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      02-14-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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VERSION 1 (EMP# 1,29JUN12 15:52): 48590 VANOS SOLENOIDS
MALFUNCTIONING (W) TECH PERFORMED SHORT TEST, FOUND FAULT IN DME 2A87.
SIB 11 02 08, PERFORMED TEST PLAN EXHAUST CAMSHAFT SENSOR, TEST PLAN
FOUND NO FAULT IN SYSTEM DIAGCODE D1130_B0000000_04_901. CHECKED OIL
FILTER CAP INSERT, FOUND TO BE OPERATING NORMALLY. REPLACED BOTH VANOS
SOLENOIDS PER SIB THEN CLEARED FAULT MEMORY. OIL SERVICE IS BEING
PERFORMED ON LINE C. DEFECT CODE 11 13 93 76 00.
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      02-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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Do you have a big flat-spot in power around 3000 rpm? Could be your VANOS solenoids, when mine were sticking the engine light would come on and off all the time. I would pull them out, clean them and swap them to see if it makes a difference.
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Yeah I would do the Vanos solenoids before anything. Also check ur gas cap. Sometimes a lose gas cap or a defective one causes SES light. If you can read ur logs when they SES light is on till get a faulty code. I used the Torque APP on android to read/clear mine but clean/swap ur vanos especially with the mileage you have.
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I did replace the VANOS solenoid twice by the dealer... the SES light went out :-) finally!
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Mine has started this too so I hope this works. I'm trying it tomorrow
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