11-22-2012, 10:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
My Ride: 330CiC, M5, X5
| Does the CEL light work on this car now??
What may be happening is you stated your CEL did not work, someone probably disabled it somehow.
You are using a generic scan tool - Torque to check for codes, likely you have some BMW specific codes that do not show up on your Torque app.
Not sure I would jump in line to go to the dealer, would find a good Indy that has the ability to read BMW specific codes, but I would figure out how to get your CEL to work so you can sort the car out.
Your fuel trims at a negative value is unusual.
Hardly anything makes an engine run rich, usually they run lean.
You might see if you can borrow a MAF sensor to compare readings and see what happens.
If you do not know the history of the car, it will be a big challenge to get things sorted out.
If you have time and the ability, spend $32 for BMW Scanner 1.4.0 from www.xcar360.com, takes over 2 weeks to get, but will read all BMW specific codes. Also INPA is a decent diagnostic tool as well.
Last edited by jfoj; 11-22-2012 at 10:55 PM.