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Bad Gas? I think I got some bad gasoline and now the car misses a lot. I want to change the oil filter but don't know where it is. Any other suggestions would be great since I'm a single girl and can't afford the stealership prices and of course my warranty is 10K out. Thanks.

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  • nurselisaw Oct 30, 2008

    oops, meant the fuel filter, sorry, help please

  • nurselisaw Oct 30, 2008

    This is an X5 not a 5 series, 3.0 to be exact.

  • nurselisaw Oct 30, 2008

    Yes, SES light came on, took it to AutoZone and they said code was spark plug, had plugs changed and mechanic said it was code for "running lean" thought fuel filter may need changed or bad gas. Does this help, can't remember the number to the codes he said.


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Check engine light on????? bad gas usualy wont start or a hard start....... you might have a diffrent issue..... take it to autozone for a free scan and let me know....... justuscc

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    was it a random cylinder misfire?????? could be a number of things......... as for the lean code it could be cloged air filter...02 sensor... mass airflow sensor.... temp sender... i need to know the codes so i can guide you in the right direction


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Maybe you should first empty the tanker of the bad gasoline if left

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Take your car to someone who know about BMW.....
If you cant afford to have it fixed, buy a kia....

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