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Old 07-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Peake Scan tool owners, question..

Hello fellow fanatics,
This past week i threw a CEL light. After reading a lot here, I decided to buy the Peake tool. From the time the light came on and delivery of the tool the light went off. Prior to it going off. I did loosen and retighten the gas cap. I don't think that made the light go out, as I had not added gas in over a week. My question is now that the light has been off for two days, should i still throw the scan tool on to see what it tells me? I've heard the codes are stored until cleared,
or should i leave it alone and hope for the best. BACKGROUND- Car is a 2004 325XI and will turn 49,000 miles tomorrow. It has never thrown any types of lights during its life. Thoughts/Advice?

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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yeah the code will still be stored. it wont hurt to read it lol . id just clear everything then check again in like two weeks
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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The evap stuff will take a few drive cycles to clear, so it could very well have been the cap.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick responses gents. I'll give it a look tomorrow and report back.

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49k and an 06. Is your warrantee up? If not, I'd be finding all the little things that I wanted cleared up. As a bonus they'll give a printout history of anything the car has been through, including that code.

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Warrenty is up with "time" unfortunately...
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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Hi - thanks for choosing our product!

As mentioned, there is no harm in connecting the tool. It simply reads whatever codes have been stored - it cannot and will not disrupt anything.

Chances are, the issue has been resolved. However, each time the warning light is triggered, a fault code is generated and stored. Using our tool to retrieve and clear the codes will help you track any issues that come up later. If you don't clear them, you won't know which are 'current' and which are 'historical'.

That said - there's nothing wrong with leaving them in memory, aside from potential confusion down the line.

Best of luck,

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free bump for Peake..a great tool!
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