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Bank 1 EML problem

My e3ngine management light is on and after starting cold its fine should i stop for fuel or just turn off the car the yellow EML appears and does not go off until its cold again please can you help.

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Be looking at fluid levels most have limit switches that will make the light come on

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SOURCE: BMW 525i will not start

There are six fuse panels for an E39 BMW
Fuses F1 - F45, fuse panel 1, glove compartment. Twist white plastic retainers 90 degrees and pull down from top of glove compartment.
Fuse 31 (10 amp) protects fuel pump relay(K96)

Fuses F46 - F6, fuse panel 2, trunk located behind right side luggage compartment interior panel.
Fuse 54 (15 amp) protects fuel pump relay(K96)

Before I would do any of the following, I would check the above fuses and put a bottle of HEET into the fuel tank. Fuel filter changing is not hard, but it will take you about an hour.
The fuel pump is another story (BMW has a special spanner wrench(16 1 020) to remove and install the threaded collar.

E39 BMW use a two-lobed fuel tank(think saddle bag like). Each with its own fuel level sending unit that has a float connected to a variable resistance wiper contact. To equalize fuel level between the two tank lobes, a siphon pump is installed in the left lobe. The resistances need to be approximately the same. The fuel pump is on the right lobe under the tank sending unit beneath the threaded collar at the top of the fuel tank which is accessed by removing the rear seat cushion. WARNING When removing the fuel level sender or the fuel pump, the fuel tank should be drained to 1/4 capacity or below. The fuel in the fuel line is under pressure (45-75 psi). Always unscrew the fuel tank cap to release pressure in the tank before working on the tank or lines. Disconnect battery negative cable.

The fuel filter is located beneath the center of the car near the driver's seat usually under a protective metal cover held on by small screws. Not hard to replace but car will need to be on jack stands and 1/4 tank or less of fuel in the tank. Definitely wear safety goggles or face shield as the fuel will come out on face. Have a fuel catch pan under the filter. Clamp the fuel line before and after the fuel filter(long metal cylinder) before loosening hose clamps. Loosen center clamping bracket and hose clamps on either end of filter. [Some have an inline fuel pressure regulator.(Remove vacuum hose, pull out locking clip, remove fuel pressure regulator).]
Drain fuel from inlet side of filter and check fuel for rust moisture or other contaminats.
Installation is reverse. When installing fuel filter, ensure fuel flow direction arrow points to front. Should have at least 5 liters of fuel in tank before restarting. The fuel pump will be damaged if run without fuel.
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SOURCE: I have a 2000 323i. We have error code P1520.

i would not try the crank sensor just yet first off they **** to replace properly and you wont want to do that just yet, make sure it is the same code that has come back on as far as the banks are concerned on that enging the m52 the front 3 cly are bank 1 and the back 3 are bank 2, so unless it is talking about O2 sensors that is irrelivant, are you sure you replaced the correct sensor? it is the on in front on the engine with NO wire tail on it make sure it is plugged in correctly, this car is VERY good at knowing the difference between a cam sensor and a crank sensor the other guy does not know what he is talking about

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SOURCE: Eml and diagnostic problems

As for the limp mode unless you have an expensive diagnostic system this usually has to be done by BMW (anything to get ya to a dealership!!). The comms problem, is the key turned in the ignition?

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SOURCE: EML, Check Engine, Limp Mode

What is limp mode, and it is MiL light( mal function indicator light)it is not EML. Please specify so i can help

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I have the same problem start with my 2004 Honda Civic Si today. I checked the coolant and it looks fine. I can see it being the thermostat, but a water pump runs of a belt, doesn't it? That either seizes and stops or it works, I would think, so I'm wondering how the water pumo coild be the problem?

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