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Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM   #1
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check gas cap?

all of a sudden this is on today, i did get gas yest, but it wasn't on on way home , i tried re seating cap, does it take a few miles for it to go off or just a startup? , cuz it's still on


no codes either
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM   #2
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It usually goes off immediately
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It usually goes off immediately
i've read a few drives cycles, i've heard right away,
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^ same here but the last two times I got the light I pulled over, tightened cap and by the time I returned it was off.
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^ same here but the last two times I got the light I pulled over, tightened cap and by the time I returned it was off.
mmmm, i tried that 4 times, last start up it was off at first, then back on
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Maybe get an emissions/inspection station to do a cap test?
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You ever replaced your cap? It's only $20 and BMW improved the design. If it's original after 10+ years the seal IS failing.
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You ever replaced your cap? It's only $20 and BMW improved the design. If it's original after 10+ years the seal IS failing.
nope,i'll look into it,
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why does this say ended? is there an updated part #?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...72&hg=16&fg=05
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sheet looks good to me

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E82-E88-...ed18a1&vxp=mtr
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ordered, but the light will go out tomm,


new design so, good to replace anyhow

my center is green rubber, that looks like hard black plastic
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I like the old design. It had a firm click. With the new cap, you are never sure it is click to the closed position.
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My gas cap was shot, too. I bought one on Amazon. No more lights.
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I like the old design. It had a firm click. With the new cap, you are never sure it is click to the closed position.
yes, mine clicks, the new design doesn't?


i guess it doesn't matter, it clicks and the light is on,lol
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