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Old 05-11-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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CAN EML/DSC/BRAKE Issue Be Related/Covered By?

***UPDATED POST TITLE and QUESTION***

Just want to say thanks for leaning me towards the right direction as far as maintenance and my apologies for asking without looking. lol

With that said......perhaps I may not be looking *again*.....but I am currently having the dreaded EML/DSC/BRAKE/Limp Mode issue with my 2004 325CI M56 SULEV (under 100k miles). I know....from what I've read, not a very good decision and frowned upon.

This may be a repetitive subject but I don't think I've come across any SULEV's with this issue in reference to the 15 year / 150,000 mile emissions service bulletin warranty.

http://www.ge39.com/files/M56sulev.pdf
http://chrisparente.com/wp-content/u...dbook_2005.pdf
http://chrisparente.com/2012/07/17/h...comment-225548

Most SULEV stories referencing to this warranty pertain to the fuel pump/gas tank.

Would and/or could the EML/DSC/BRAKE/Lim Mode issue be related in anyway and/or covered by this warranty since it includes relevent emission components such as the TB, ICV, and intake?

I greatlly appreciate any negative, flaming, positive, intellectual, and/or constructive critism/advice. Thanks ahead!

** This M56 NUB is like a newborn baby that can't even walk, I'm learning! **

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Hi everyone,

I am new to the site and now a 2004 325ci M56 owner. Unfortunately, I purchased the car from a friend knowing that it currently has mechanical issues....but under a shy 100k miles and for the price, I thought I'd take the risk. I know, I know....probably a bad move for an SULEV.

The vechicle hasn't seen much driving time during the past 3-4 years. I'd say no more than once a week. I'm sure having a vehicle sit around most of the time isn't a good thing either.

With that said: From the smallest little detail, what maintenance, extra precautions, and/or replacement parts should be done to the vehicle? Of course, without a service history to list, you have nothing to touch base on. Let's assume nothing has been done to the vehicle other than basic fluids such as oil, during the last 60,000 miles.

Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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Ill direct you nicely before post police shows up. There are a few stickies on the top of the page with tons of useful information and before any questions are asked, always use the search function. That said, check this post out.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...1&postcount=55
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^ You redirected that nicely before it got nasty. Good job!
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^ You redirected that nicely before it got nasty. Good job!

thank you! Not my first forum membership lol
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:29 AM   #5
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Please read updated title and question.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:30 AM   #6
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Ill direct you nicely before post police shows up. There are a few stickies on the top of the page with tons of useful information and before any questions are asked, always use the search function. That said, check this post out.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...1&postcount=55
Very kind, you are....much appreciated, thank you!

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