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BMW wont start - Exhaust emission values light

Hi. I have a BMW 330iSE yr 2001. Recently aquired and its a superb car, Im well happy with it (or was!). Yesterday I noticed the warning light 'orange diagram of engine' came on, when starting. Today on again and wouldnt start, after a few minutes was ok. This evening same again but did not start at MoreHi. I have a BMW 330iSE yr 2001. Recently aquired and its a superb car, Im well happy with it (or was!). Yesterday I noticed the warning light 'orange diagram of engine' came on, when starting. Today on again and wouldnt start, after a few minutes was ok. This evening same again but did not start at all, after few hours when cold it started. All electrics are ok, everything is fine, but ignition gives no power to starter motor. Looking in the manual I see the warning refers to:- " Exhaust emission values have deteriorated. Please arrange for the problem to be examined by BMW service." Can anyone tell me if this is a serious problem? I can get it diagnosed by a local technician who knows the car. Is it an expensive problem to resolve. Hope you have enough info to advise. Any comments much appreciated.

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It simply sounds like your oxy sensor(s) are bad, maybe egr system, and or clogged catalytic converter. Yes it will be a little pricey. Sorry.

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HAVE IT TESTED FOR TROUBLE CODES THAT IS THE KEY TO FIND THE PROBLEM.

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